Ashley Stainton, a resident of Ahwatukee Foothills and a junior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with high distinction. To be listed on the SMU honor roll with high distinction, students must be in the top 5 percent of their school of record. SMU's fall 2011 enrollment included 10,537 students.

SMU is a nationally ranked private university in Dallas founded 100 years ago. Today, SMU enrolls nearly 11,000 students who benefit from the academic opportunities and international reach of seven degree-granting schools.

Stainton is a graduate of Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee.

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