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Chapin High School senior is one of five finalists for Military Child of the Year Award

Bryce Kim is one of five students from across the country to be selected to represent the Army as part of the Military Child of the Year program.

An El Paso high school senior is among the top five finalists to represent the Army as part of the 2018 Military Child of the Year Award.

Chapin High School valedictorian Bryce Kim, 17, was selected for Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year program where kids ages 13 through 18 are recognized for their achievements in school, leadership, volunteerism and extracurricular activities while facing the challenges of military life.

Each year, six military Child of the Year recipients are chosen to represent each brand of the armed forces – the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard.

A seventh recipient will be awarded the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation. This particular award goes to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address a local, regional or global challenge.

If chosen to represent the Army, Bryce will have the opportunity to be recognized in Washington D.C. at the April 19 gala, where senior leaders of each branch of service will present the awards.

The seven kids will also each receive $10,000, a laptop computer, and other donated gifts.

Bryce has already been accepted to Harvard University on a four-year scholarship. His father is a deputy division chaplain with the 1st Armored Division.

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