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Kennedy is semifinalist for ‘Military Child of the Year’

John "Jack" Kennedy

John "Jack" Kennedy

Operation Homefront, serving America’s military families® since 2002, recently announced the 95 semifinalists for the 2018 Military Child of the Year® (MCOY) Award.  2018 marks the 10th anniversary of this event.

Under the Coast Guard category, among the semifinalists is John “Jack” Kennedy, 15, of Grangeville, a student at Grangeville High School. He is the son of John and Bobbie Kennedy.

The Military Child of the Year® Award reflects the positive impact that these young people 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.

More information about the Military Child of the Year® Awards is available at


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