Mississippi State Alumnus Announced as Mardi Gras Krewe Royalty

Thomas “Avery” Middleton (Beta Tau–Mississippi State ’95) was announced as a member of the Krewe of Phoenix Royalty for the 2022-2023 Mardi Gras season. The Krewe kicked off its season with a royalty announcement on Oct. 27, 2022, and celebrated its traditional Twelfth Night party on Jan. 5. The King, Queen, and court were introduced to the public at the Call-Out Ball on Jan. 21 and the Royal Grand Ball will be held Feb. 18.

Duke Manuel Gayosa de Limos Avery Middleton Avery Middleton was born and raised in Natchez, where he currently resides with his wife Brenna Middleton and daughter Mary Austin Middleton. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 2011 and went on to attend Mississippi State University where he graduated in 2015 with a Real Estate Finance degree. While in college at Mississippi State he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He has worked for Mississippi Farm Bureau as a claims representative for seven years in both Natchez and Brookhaven. Avery is a member of Jefferson Street United Methodist Church, a member of Beau Pre Country Club, and a proud member of the Bulldog Club at Mississippi State University.