A $150,000 scholarship was given to a deserving, local student on Wednesday.
Jacqueline Cason was awarded the United States Army ROTC scholarship. She currently attends Jenkins High School and in the fall, she will be a Tiger. Cason will use her scholarship to attend Auburn University.
We had the chance to catch up with her during today's "Signing Day."
"I'm the first of my siblings to go to college. I have two younger brothers and an older sister, but I will be the first and I'm also the first one to receive the scholarship in my family and I think the second at the school to ever receive it. So for me, it's a way to achieve my goals. The path has already been laid for me and it's just my choice whether to walk down the path and wherever that path leads to,” said Cason.
Cason says she is considering majoring in engineering and minoring in military science.