- Brandon Jackson traveled to Washington, D.C., in September to compete on the national level for the Boys and Girls Club of America Military Youth of the Year award.
- Though he didn’t win the national title, Jackson did win $47,000 overall to put toward his studies.
Winthrop University, "Marketing Major Speaks at Pentagon, Wins $47,000 in Competition" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 195.