Brooke Errington

FORT HOOD — A Fort Hood teen who attends Killeen High School is among 95 semifinalists for the 2018 Military Child of the Year Award.

Brooke Errington, 17, is one of 15 students from Army families on the semifinalist list. She plays varsity volleyball at Killeen High.

The Military Child of the Year award is given by Operation Homefront, an organization which has been serving America's military families since 2002. This will be the tenth year the award has been given.

The award reflects the positive impact the youngsters have made on their military families, their schools, and their communities. The final seven award recipients will travel to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at the April 19 gala, during which senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards. They also will each receive $10,000, a laptop computer, and other donated gifts.

Six Military Child of the Year Award recipients will represent each branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life.

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