Now that school is back in session it is time to start thinking about honoring a group of VFW heroes, the teachers. Prime candidates for VFW Teacher of the Year are those who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, patriotism and help students develop a better understanding of democratic values.
Anyone other than relatives or self can make the nomination. In 350 words or less tell why you feel your nominee is deserving of the award, describing the teacher’s innovative teaching and resource development methods as well as his or her dedication to education. Submit your neatly typed nomination and the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award nomination form to Post Quartermaster Larry Hume, 614 Tenaha Street, Center, TX 75935 by the deadline of October 31, 2018. Forms can be picked up at this address, emailed to you or downloaded at vfw.org by clicking the community tab, youth and education.
Winners are chosen from teachers in grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 at the post level and receive $100.00 and nominated to district. Winners in each grade category here are given another $100.00 and nominated to state. State winners receive $500.00 and compete at the national level. The national winners receive $1000.00 as does their school and are given an all-expense paid trip to attend a VFW Conference (usually Washington D.C.) to receive their award.