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January 15, 2014 at 9:20am

Washington state kids make Military Child of the Year Award semi-finals

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Whether we owe it to Prometheus or the aliens who built the pyramids, somewhere deep in our reptilian brains there is a reflexive sense of awe that gets triggered when we are presented with a list of winners. Operation Homefront today announced the 155 semi-finalists - representing all five service branches - for the 2014 Military Child of the Year Award. This year marks the sixth year Operation Homefront has presented the award, which will be given to one outstanding military child from each branch of Service - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard - who overcome the challenges presented by deployments and relocations and set an example for others to emulate in their communities through leadship, resilience and a commentment to excellence.

According to Military Child of the Year Award hype," each semi-finalist will be interviewed by Operation Homefront staff, and award recipients will be chosen by a committee including active-duty and retired military personnel, spouses of senior military leaders, veterans service organization leadership, teachers, and community members."

Sure enough, our eyes lit up as we scrolled through the list looking for Washington state awesome kids. Guess what? We found several.

Air Force

  • Ronald M. - Age 17 - Spanaway, Wash.
  • Soliel S. - Age 17 - Oak Harbor, Wash.

Coast Guard

  • Connor B. - Age 14 - Bothell, Wash.
  • Mackenzie G. - Age 14 - Ranier, Wash
  • Zachary G. - Age 13 - Ranier, Wash.
  • Jacy M. - Age 8 - Port Orchard, Wash.


  • Nathan C. - Age 13 - Oak Harbor, Wash. 
  • Daniel K. - Age 14 - Lake Stevens, Wash.
  • Jasmyn M. - Age 17 - Oak Harbor, Wash.

Yup, shutouts for local Army and Marine Corps.

Winners will be announced in March.

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