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Robins youth wins state military honor

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The 2014 Georgia State Military Youth of the Year is Brendan Kennedy.

His father, Col. Fred Kennedy currently serves as the senior material leader for the Air Force Life-Cycle Management Center here, and his mother, Victoria Kennedy works for Parker Aerospace as a program manager.

Brendan competed against other military youth from Georgia in Atlanta last month for honors as Georgia State Military Youth of the Year. He was selected and received a $3,500 scholarship.

Brendan, 17, is a member of the base Keystone Club; character and leadership club; and the base Teen Council. He's a senior at Warner Robins High School, and his favorite subject is Physics. Brendan was recently accepted to Purdue University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His career plans are to be an aeronautical and astronautical engineer.

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier youth recognition program for club members that promotes and celebrates service to club, community and family, academic performance; moral character and life goals.

He is scheduled to compete for the Southeast Region Military Youth of the Year in Atlanta in June. If selected, he will receive a $10,000 scholarship and compete later this year against other MYOY regional winners for an opportunity to be awarded an additional $25,000 scholarship.