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U.S. Rep. Castor recognizes outstanding students for their national recognitions

Winner of Operation Homefront 2018 Military Child of the Year Award and Emerging Public Policy Leader Award selected by the American Institute of Biological Sciences Hail from Tampa

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Washington, April 19, 2018 | comments
This week U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) congratulated two students who have put Tampa Bay on the national map for their outstanding leadership and work.
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U.S. Rep. Castor recognizes outstanding students for their national recognitionsWinner of Operation Homefront 2018 Military Child of the Year Award and Emerging Public Policy Leader Award selected by the American Institute of Biological Sciences Hail from Tampa

This week U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (FL14) congratulated two students who have put Tampa Bay on the national map for their outstanding leadership and work.

“Tampa is home to outstanding and bright student leaders who are making a historic mark in our community and indeed nationwide. They are accomplished and dedicated to serving the community and America,” U.S. Rep. Castor.

Robinson High School senior student, Eve Glenn, 16, was one of only seven teens from all across the nation to receive the prestigious Operation Homefront 2018 Military Child of the Year Award, the nation’s premier celebration of the achievements of our military children. In addition to being an excellent student – she was named the 2018 Traditional Valedictorian for her high school and she has logged thousands of volunteer hours throughout her high school years, helping military-related organizations and numerous other community organizations.

Read Eve’s complete bio

Read Press Release:  Seven Outstanding Teens to Receive Operation Homefront 2018 Military Child of the Year® Award

Karena Nguyen is a graduate student in integrative biology at the University of South Florida and is a community champion and student leader.  She is the recipient of the Emerging Public Policy Leader Award selected by the American Institute of Biological Sciences. U.S. Rep. Castor met with her and other students from the American Institute of Biological Sciences to discuss the importance of federal investments in the biological sciences through the National Sciences Foundation, for example.  These investments boost our neighbors and they fuel economic engines in communities like Tampa.

“Our leaders of tomorrow are showing overwhelming interest and engagement. They have inspired me to be a better representative for them in the U.S. Congress, and I am so proud to serve my hometown,” added U.S. Rep. Castor, who has visited several high schools over the past few months and meets with students often in DC and at home.

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