With plans to move out of town, a member of the Corinth School District Board of Trustees is resigning from the board.

Markenna Edgeston, who was appointed to the board early in 2017, submitted a letter to the Corinth Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday indicating that she is resigning from the board.

“My experience was informative, enlightening, and one that I will carry with me forever,” she wrote.

Edgeston is planning to move to Memphis, she told the Daily Corinthian.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will make an appointment to fill the remainder of her term on the board, which continues to March 1, 2022.

A 1999 CHS graduate, Edgeston was appointed to replace Jerry Finger when he left the board. In her resignation letter, she expressed concern about the need for representation for Hispanic students and encouraged the city to consider appointing a Hispanic individual.

“There were many days in the board room where I felt like we were making decisions for a population we did not understand,” wrote Edgeston. “While our intentions were, in fact, good and pure, the reality remains that we were moving on behalf of people that we could not experientially relate to.”

Edgeston has worked in property management in Corinth and has been active with the We Are Corinth group, which has worked for positive changes in the South Corinth area.

The terms for city school trustees are five years. The other current members are Chip Peterson, chairman; Frank Davis; Dennis Dilworth; and Rilla Jones.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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