Military Kid Of The Month


The Arkansas Council for Military Children will recognize one to three Arkansas children of military families monthly as Military Kid of the Month.  The Council may select one child each month from elementary school (grades K through 5), middle school (grades 6 through 8), and high school (grades 9 through 12).

The nominee must be:

  • A student currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in any public school, charter school, or private school in Arkansas
  • The child, stepchild, or legal ward of a person currently serving in the military
  • A student with good grades, a good disciplinary record, and deemed by the administration to be a good citizen of the school

For the months of July and August the nomination will be based on the grade just completed.

The nomination must be made by a principal, assistant principal, or counselor at the school the student is currently attending.  The nomination form must be completed and signed with a wet signature by the nominating official.  

The custodial parent or legal guardian must sign a release form with a wet signature giving permission for the child’s name and photograph to be used by the Council.  The custodial parent or legal guardian must also provide a recent photograph of the student in jpg format.

The completed nomination form, release form, and picture must be e-mailed together in a single e-mail to the Council chair by the 15th day of the month in order to be considered for the following month.  For example, the nomination must be sent by April 15 for the student to be considered for the month of May.

If no nomination is received for the upcoming month, the Council may select an awardee from nominations not previously selected.

The process for selecting the awardee will be determined by the Council.  The selection process will remain confidential and will not be open for discussion outside of the Council.

The awardee will receive a certificate of recognition mailed to the school administration.  The awardee will be announced at the beginning of each month in the Council’s e-newsletter along with the awardee’s picture.  The awardee’s name and picture may also be announced by television or radio.
Download these instructions in PDF format at this link.

For more information, please contact:

John Kaminar, Council Chair
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 104-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-5188