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Ashley Thompson

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Thompson was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Thompson. She began dancing at the age of four. She was trained in tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical and contemporary for 13 years. She attended Community Christian School located in Norman, Oklahoma. It was there that she was named an Individual National Dance Champion.

It was while attending high school Thompson became involved with the Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen Organization. She competed three years for the title as Miss Bricktown OKC's Outstanding Teen 2010, Miss South OKC's Outstanding Teen 2011 and finally as Miss Moore-Norman's Outstanding Teen 2012. While she did not walk away with the state title, she did finish in the Top 10 and was the Tulsa Kiwanis Community Service Winner. She also won the Spirit Award at Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen 2012.

After graduating from high school 2013, Thompson took her studies to the University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies with minors in Criminology and African-American Studies. During her time, was involved with a number organizations including the University of Oklahoma Pom Squad, the Campus Activities Council, University Sing, Sooner Scandals, Dance Marathon and OU Cousins. She is also a sister of the University of Oklahoma's chapter of Delta Delta Delta.

In addition to her heavy campus involvement, Thompson received many recognitions for her high academic achievements. She was on the President's and Dean's List, awarded Outstanding Senior for the Women's and Gender Studies Department, the Sooner Dedication Award for Outstanding Community Service in the OU Spirit Program and the Valedictorian Scholarship. She was also selected to be in the President's Leadership Class, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the OU Scholars Program and the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society.

Thompson continued her journey with the Miss Oklahoma Organization in 2013 as a Miss contestant. She competed six consecutive times holding the locals of Miss Oklahoma City 2013, Miss Moore-Norman 2014, Miss Okmulgee County 2015, Miss Bethany 2016, Miss Tulsa State Fair 2017 and Miss Edmond LibertyFest 2018.

During her time competing, she was a finalist for the Miss Oklahoma Community Service Award five times where she placed 1st and 2nd runner-up, the winner of the Miss America Community Service Award and a Top 10 semi-finalist. At Miss Oklahoma 2018, Thompson was the recipient of a Preliminary Interview and Preliminary Talent Award.

On her sixth try, persistence finally paid off. Thompson was crowned Miss Oklahoma 2018 on June 9th, 2018 at the River Spirit Resort located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2019 on September 9th, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Thompson plans to attend the University of Oklahoma - College of Law after completing her year of service as Miss Oklahoma 2018. After graduation, she wants to pursue a career as a nonprofit and human rights attorney.

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    December 29, 1994

  • Oklahoma, United States

Talent

Tap Dance - "Runaway Baby"

Pageant Platform

Human Trafficking: The Exploitation Epidemic

Which School Did Ashley Thompson Attend?

University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies with minors in Criminology and African-American Studies

FUN FACTS about Ashley Thompson

She won $31,450 in scholarship money during her time in the Miss Oklahoma Organization. She survived an F5 tornado that destroyed her family's home when she was five-years-old. She has one younger brother, James Thompson. She won the title of Miss Oklahoma wearing the same gown as Miss Alabama 2018, Callie Walker. However, Thompson wore the gown in black while Walker chose white.

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