Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 and the Auxiliary
are now taking nominations for teachers of the year in grade K-5, 6-8 and
The VFW annually recognizes the nation's top classroom elementary, junior
high and high school teachers who teach citizenship education topics
regularly and promote America's history and traditions effectively. The
national award is $1.000.00 to the winner in each grade group, $1000.00 for
each winning teacher's school and an all-expenses paid trip to attend the
VFW National Convention. There are also cash awards for winners at the
post, district and state levels.
Anyone except for themselves or a relative can nominate a teacher. STEP 1:
In 350 words or less, describe why you feel your nominee is deserving of the
award. Be sure to describe the teacher's innovative teaching and resource
development methods, as well as his or her dedication to education. STEP 2:
Download and complete the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education
Teacher Award nomination form. STEP 3: Submit the nomination form along with
your explanation to your local VFW Post by February 15, 2017.
Questions or to obtain a copy of the nomination form contact VFW Post
Quartermaster Larry Hume, 598-2976.