Local Minot teen honored by Operation Homefront

MINOT, N.D.- Military families are not strangers to frequent relocation. Ashley Beers, 15, has lived in nine different place, but her favorite?

Photo courtesy Amy Beers

“Minot is probably my favorite out of all of them,” Beers said.

Beers is representing Minot as a semifinalist for the Military Child of the Year for Innovation.

“I am so excited, and so grateful and just honored that I will be able to represent Minot and just the Air Force as a whole,” Beers said.

You might recognize her as Miss Minot's Most Outstanding Teen, but her service resume is bigger than that.

“I do some different work with the Dream Catchers, and the Minot YWCA and the Minot Airforce Base Girl Scouts,” she said.

If she wins this award, she’ll be invited to a ceremony in Washington D.C. this spring, and she'll get the chance to develop her service dream with global tech and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

“I really like to work with the Minot YWCA because I get to see how its benefiting my community and helping all the young women there,” Beers said.

Beers says she hopes to work more in downtown Minot, with programs on the base, and to bring honor and pride to the Magic City.