Ed Jerome, longtime Edgartown School principal and president of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, will be honored with a dedication ceremony at the Edgartown School on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Mr. Jerome died in September 2018.

He served as school principal for 26 years, a career highlighted by a National Distinguished Principal Award. He retired in 2005.

As derby president, Mr. Jerome helped bring the tournament back to prominence. He also initiated the derby’s student scholarship program which has given out nearly $700,000 to Island students over the years.

An engraved granite bench as well as a plaque in the main entrance of the school will be installed on Sept. 18 to honor Mr. Jerome.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.