Air Force family member named finalist

Shelby Barber

Operation Homefront

Shelby Barber, age 17, an Air Force family member from Ewa Beach, has been named a finalist for the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation. Winners will be announced in early March.

The award goes to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address a local, regional or global challenge, Operation Homefront announced. Military Child of the Year Award recipients will be flown with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., to be recognized at the April 2018 gala, during which senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards.

They also will receive $10,000 each, a laptop computer, and other donated gifts. In addition, the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation recipient will work with a Booz Allen Hamilton team to develop a plan to scale the award recipient’s project — drawing on technology and strategic thinking as a part of the corporation’s competitive Summer Games.

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