Fort Knox Teen Wins National Honor, Scholarship

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A teenager from Fort Knox is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Military Youth of the Year and will receive a $20,000 scholarship.

Fort Knox says RaShaan Allen will be the organization's official youth advocate for military teens.

Allen and the five other finalists met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

The award was given Sept. 13 during a reception at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va.

Those competing had to advance through local, state and regional competition, demonstrating academic success as well as contributions to family, school, community and Boys & Girls Clubs of America youth center, while overcoming personal obstacles.

The post says Allen is studying and playing football at Western Kentucky University.

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