Jerome is from York, AL and a 1989 graduate of Sumter County High School. He graduated from the Culinary Arts Technology program in 2019 and is currently enrolled in the MCC transfer program with Mississippi State University to earn his Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology. He hopes to own his own food truck business in the future. This award is presented to the military or veteran student who is currently serving or has served in the United States military. The student must be a freshman, currently enrolled, and have a 2.0 or higher grade point average. We congratulate Jerome Watkins.