Lake Area Kid Finalist In Military Kids Talent Contest

Local News State News Friday, August 7th, 2020


Missouri Military Kid is Front and Center in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Virtual Talent Contest

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite military kids’ unique talents through August 14


Washington, D.C. (August 6, 2020) –Voting for Missouri military kid, Zachary Ayers of Windsor, in the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s “Military Kids Have Talent” contest is open through 12 PM ET on Friday, August 14 at

“Military Kids Have Talent” spotlights the children and survivors of our nation’s military service members and veterans. Hosted by Actor Jocko Sims (Jarhead, The Last Ship, New Amsterdam), the talent contest highlights these fantastic young people during a time when many milestones and celebrations have been canceled due to COVID-19. Military kids from across the country submitted recordings of performances for the Foundation’s finalist selection. From Charlotte, N.C., to Okinawa, Japan, the 36 finalists in five age groups exhibit talents including solo and group vocal performances, dance performances, and comedy.

“COVID-19 has created more uncertainty in the daily lives of military kids,” said Steve Schwab, CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “We are excited to be able to recognize them for who they are, and give them a chance to have fun sharing their special talents.”

Text to vote information will be shown on screen during the online finale episode, which can be viewed at


About the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Hidden Heroes

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers – the spouses, parents, family members, and friends — who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured service members and Veterans at home. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its support and advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being. The Foundation’s Hidden Heroes campaign brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and provides a network for military caregivers to connect with their peers and access carefully vetted resources. Visit for more information.

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