Operation Homefront’s 2014 Military Child of the Year Award
10/11/2013 Published by: Amy Soupene
SchoolQuest has been notified that Operation Homefront has opened nominations for the 2014 Military Child of the Year® Award! Do you know a student between the ages of 8 and 18 that seems like the perfect candidate? Read on to learn more about the award and its requirements.
The Military Child of the Year® Award recognizes outstanding military children who demonstrate:
- Resiliency: Have they overcome hardship or worked through challenging circumstances?
- Leadership: Do they model leadership in their home, school, and/or community?
- Achievement: Do they exhibit excellence in their daily life and activities?
Every Nominee will be mailed a beautiful certificate in April, the Month of the Military Child. Please show your appreciation for all they do by nominating a Military Child.
The award is given to an outstanding military child from each branch of service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Recipients, along with parents or guardians, travel to Washington, D.C., as special guests of Operation Homefront for a recognition Gala, April 10, 2014. Recipients receive their award, a $5,000 cash prize, and a laptop computer at the Gala.
- Must be the legal dependent child of a service member and provide either a valid military ID or DEERS enrollment form.
- Must be between the ages of 8-18.
- Must be able to travel to Washington D.C. for the Awards Gala on April 10, 2014.
- Must agree to a background check (if selected as a finalist).
- Must provide letters or recommendation (if selected as a finalist).
WHEN TO SUBMIT
Nominations open October 1, 2013 and close December 14, 2013, at 11:00p.m. CST.
WHO MAY SUBMIT
Anyone may nominate a favorite young patriot.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Simply go to www.militarychildoftheyear.org and click the Nominate tab. Nomination fields include: how recent and long a parent has been deployed, number of family moves, Gold Star Family or EFMP status, if a parent is a wounded service member, the nominee’s volunteer activities, and 3 short answers on why the nominee is deserving of the award. The website provides a wealth of program details including a list of previous recipients.
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