Molly Frey, the granddaughter of Jant Branson of Greenfield, has been picked as one of five finalists for the National Guard Military Child of the Year, for Facebook. There are five finalists nationwide for each branch of military service.
Frey is a senior at Pickerington High School North. Achievements listed in her nomination package include: 4.14 GPA; Distinguished Honor Roll, 2015-16 and 2014-15; High Honor Roll, 2013-14 and 2012-13; Academic Excellence Award; DARE report recognized at DARE 2011 graduation; President Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.
Frey will be graduating from high school a year early. She will be attending Capital University and will play for the women’s golf team. She plans to major in biology, pre-med, and minor in psychology.
In May 2016, Frey started teaching piano lessons at 88 Keys Music Studio to young students. She focuses on the fundamentals to teach them how to read and play music.
Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America’s military families, narrowed nearly 400 nominees for the 2017 Military Child of the Year Awards to 30 finalists nationwide.
Frey, 16, is a finalist for the National Guard award. Six Military Child of the Year Award winners in the ages 8 to 18 range, representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard, will receive $10,000 each. They will be selected based on their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, and extracurricular involvement.
Every winner will be flown to Washington along with a parent or guardian to receive the award from high-ranking military leaders.
Submitted by Janet Branson.