ATLANTA — Francis Thompson, a state legislator
in Louisiana for nearly half a century and a longtime education
advocate, is the recipient of the 2022 Jack Hill Champion of
Education Award from the Southern Regional Education Board.
Representative Thompson received the award on June 26 during the
SREB Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
“For decades, Francis has been a standard-bearer for his
dedication to providing a quality education for students across
the South,” SREB President Stephen L. Pruitt said. “We’re so
grateful for Francis’s many years of service to Louisiana’s
students, educators and communities and his many contributions to