Jerome is a sophomore 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 at 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 given based on grade point average, class and lab participation, proficiency in culinary skills, and creativity in the kitchen. Congratulations, Jerome Watkins.