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Alyssa Nichols is a Jackson native and a class of 2014 graduate of Murrah High School. She recently became the first FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) referee from the state of Mississippi.
Anton Vincent is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and a class of 1982 graduate of Murrah High School. He currently serves as president of Mars Wrigley North America, maker of the world’s most beloved treats and snacks. Mars Wrigley is a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, one of the world’s largest privately held companies.
A class of 1977 graduate of Callaway High School
Tyrone Keys is a native of Jackson and a 1977 graduate of Callaway High School. At Callaway, Mr. Keys was named a high school All-American, selected to the Clarion-Ledger’s All-State First Team, selected as a Prep All-American, deemed the state’s defensive MVP in 1977, and helped Callaway win a state football championship in 1976.
A class of 1980 graduate of Murrah High School
Jeff Good is the president of Mangia Bene Restaurant Management Group, where he is the owner/operator of BRAVO! Italian Restaurant & Bar, Broad Street Baking Company, and Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint.
Warn Wilson, Jr.
A class of 2011 graduate of Bailey Magnet High School
Warn Wilson Jr. is an engineer, author, artist, and app creator. He has always had a desire to create and see ideas manifest in the physical world.
Fred E. Kency Jr., M.D.
A class of 2003 graduate of Provine High School
Fred Earl Kency. Jr., M.D. is a board-certified emergency physician and a native of Jackson, Mississippi who is passionate about men's health. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Alcorn State University and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama.
A class of 1996 graduate of Murrah High School
As a student of Jackson Public Schools, Burton took part in music programs offered at JPS's Academic and Performing Arts Complex (known as Power APAC). After graduating, he embarked on a journey to build on this musical legacy.
A class of 2008 graduate of Provine High School
Mr. Kylon Alford-Windfield is native of Jackson and a class of 2008 graduate of Provine High School. Kylon has emerged as a preeminent young administrator in higher education. He was recently named as the vice president of enrollment management at Stillman College.
A class of 1973 graduate of Murrah High School
Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. She is also a class of 1973 graduate of Murrah High School. After obtaining a degree from Jackson State University in mass communications, Wilson moved from Mississippi to New Orleans and worked as an assistant in Public Affairs at a local television station. In 1982, Wilson moved to New York.
Terrell Lewis "DJ T. Lewis"
A class of 2006 graduate of Callaway High School
Terrell Lewis, better known as DJ T. Lewis, is a renowned and multifaceted DJ from Jackson, MS and a class of 2006 graduate of Callaway High School. He also attended Jackson State University and was a member of JSU’s Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band. T. Lewis got his prospective start in the music industry at the age of 14 by throwing high-attendance parties under his own brand, T. Lewis Productions.
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