Sarah Brown, a 2009 graduate of Forest Hill High School in Jackson, was elected by her peers during a spring 2012 election to represent the university as Miss Jackson State University 2012-2013. Brown is a twenty-one year old senior majoring in Physics.
Brown attended Timberlawn Elementary, Siwell Road Middle, and Forest Hill High schools in Jackson. She graduated with honors from Forest Hill where she was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. She served as Miss Sophomore, Miss Junior, Homecoming Queen and Miss Forest Hill. Brown was a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the NAACP Public Speaking award.
At JSU, Brown is vice president of the Meteorology Club and member of the JSU Society of Physics and two academic honor societies. She has spent a summer studying Astrophysics at the University of California Berkley. Brown is also the recipient of Peen State Future Geoscientist for a Sustainable Earth Environment Scholarship and will represent JSU as a Thurgood Marshall Scholar in the fall of 2012.
The theme of Brown's platform as Miss Jackson State University is “Think BIG” which aims to produce bigger service, bigger impact, and bigger success for JSU and the community. The program will target graduation rates, preparation for post baccalaureate tests, and mentorship for all students.
Brown succeeds another JPS alum as Miss JSU, Mea Ashley, a 2008 graduate of Murrah High School.