Shirley Takes on Duties as 2024 Lead Intern

MERIDIAN, MS — As the State Games of Mississippi gears up for more than 40 sports during May and June, Alexa Shirley of Collinsville has been named lead intern for the 2024 season.

The State Games of Mississippi is the state’s largest amateur sportsfest organization, annually holding more than 40 competitions across the state. When thousands of athletes pour into the East Mississippi area for competition and the annual Opening Ceremony, the total estimated economic impact is $12.2 million.

“We welcome Alexa to the team as she dives into the very busy season for the State Games,” said Executive Director of the Games, Missye Dozier. “Alexa is in charge of three interns, and will be invaluable in helping us with sports directors, volunteers and the Opening Ceremony May 31.”

A student at Meridian Community College, Alexa is an Ivy League Recruiter, is an assistant manager of the MCC soccer team, is involved in the Baptist Student Union and is on the lead team for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She was the soccer team captain while at West Lauderdale High School. During the 11th grade, her West Lauderdale soccer team came in second in All District competition and in the 10th grade, Alexa received the Most Valuable Player “Golden Ball” award.