SAFB Student Up For A Big Award

A Sheppard Air Force Base student was named a semi finalist for the 2012 Military Child of the Year Award.

Operation Homefront announced the semi finalists Friday, February 24. A committee that includes active duty military personnel, Family Readiness Support Assistants, teachers, military mothers, and community members chose Jacob Percival, 11.

In December, as a Cub Scout, Jacob earned the Arrow of Light, the highest award a Cub Scout can earn. Now in a Boy Scout troop, Jacob is studying navigation, orienteering and geo-caching. He hopes to someday become an entrepreneur.

Operation Homefront will announce five finalists March 1. The recipient of the Military Child of the Year Award will be announced March 8.

Each award recipient will receive $5,000 and will be flown to Washington, D.C. for a special recognition ceremony.