Senator Balderson (right) presents a Senate resolution to Molly Frey, who is joined by her parents.
COLUMBUS - State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) presented a resolution honoring Molly Frey, of Pickerington, who received the 2017 “National Guard Military Child of the Year” award from Operation Homefront.

"We are proud of Molly for taking her experience as a military child to help others in her community," said Balderson. "Her hard work in the classroom and as a leader should serve as an example for all young Ohioans."

Molly's academic achievement, volunteerism, extracurricular and leadership activities were all taken into consideration for her selection. She is graduating high school a year early and has been accepted to Capital University where she will study biology. She has also earned a spot on the Capital Crusaders golf team. Her accomplishments reflect resiliency, considering her childhood included her mother's active-duty military demands and her father's multiple deployments, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Frey is the daughter of Senior Master Sgt. Renee Frey, Ohio National Guard Joint Force Headquarters human resources office management analyst, and retired Senior Master Sgt. Kim Frey, former 121st Air Refueling Wing public affairs superintendent.

The Senate recently passed a resolution, naming April "Month of the Military Child,"  honoring more than 32,000 children of military families in the state of Ohio for their sacrifices as loved ones are deployed while serving in the Armed Forces.
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