A local student honored nationwide for her leadership as a military dependent has had a donation of brand new printers made to her school in her honor.
Erika Booth, a student atSouthwestHigh School, was selected as the Marine 2012 Military Child of the Year from more than 1,000 nominees by a committee comprised of active duty military personnel, Family Readiness Support Assistants, teachers, military mothers and community members, according to a news release.
Booth will receive $5,000 and be recognized at a gala scheduled for today April 5 inWashington,D.C.And her high school gets a little something extra as well.
Operation Homefront of North Carolina donated 10 printers toSouthwestHigh Schoolin Booth’s honor, according to the release.
Operation Homefront of North Carolina said that Booth’s high school helped support and nurture her leadership and gifted the 10 Lexmark color printers as a show of appreciation, according to a release.
Tim Foster, the principal ofSouthwestHigh schoolsaid Booth is an exceptional student, who represents military children well through her leadership, commitment to community and work ethic.