Jackson Public Schools Alums Mea E. Ashley and Matthew S. Thompson have been elected to top student government offices at Jackson State University. Ashley is the 2011-2012 Miss Jackson State University andThompson is President of the Student Government Association.
Ashley is a 2008 graduate of Murrah High School and was a dance emphasis student at Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex. She is a senior at JSU majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Multimedia Journalism. Before capturing the crown, Ashley was a Prancing J-Sette from 2008-2011. Ashley is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership and Success Society. At Murrah, Ashley was selected as Homecoming Queen and was a Top Ten Scholar.
Thompson graduated from Callaway High School in 2008. He is a JSU senior majoring in Accounting and Finance. In previous years, Thompson has served on SGA as a Justice, Business Manager, and as Mr. Freshman. He was a freshman residential assistant and is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Thompson was also active in student government and community service as a student at Callaway.