Jacksonville Teen Named Military Child Of The Year

A Jacksonville high school senior has been named one of the five Military Child of the Year winners for 2011.

Maggie Rochon was the Coast Guard recipient for this national award, in a community full of Marines. Her father is in the Coast Guard.

The 17-year-old will receive $5,000 and be flown to Washington, DC for the recognition ceremony on April 7th.

The Military Child of the Year Award is given by Operation Homefront, which provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

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