Tampa teen wins high honor as U.S. Air Force's Military Child of the Year

Eve Glenn is Robinson High School's valedictorian

Part of the reason Eve Glenn is the Air Force’s Military Child of the Year is because she is a math whiz. Look at the big numbers behind her success.

Her father is a project manager in the U.S. Air Force, moving his family between Colorado, Germany and Florida. It is a constant tour that has seen Eve attend 11 different schools.

Her final stop before college is Tampa’s Robinson High School. At just 16 years old, the senior is the school’s valedictorian.

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In between her straight-A studies, mentoring students in STEM subjects, her cheerleading passion, competitive Irish dancing and working out, Glenn has amassed close to 2,000 hours of volunteering to help families in need.

“With enough effort you can make something good into something great,” Glenn says.

Her constant upbeat attitude has kept her globe-trotting as an adventure instead of a lesson in loneliness and alienation.

“Just being able to have an impact for however long I’m somewhere constantly drives me,” says Glenn, who recently traveled to Washington to accept her award.

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