WHO SHOULD YOU NOMINATE?
Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism are prime candidates for the award.
If you know a teacher who plans field trips to city hall, organizes community volunteer projects or invites local veterans to speak in class, anything to help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs, this award is for them.
HOW DO YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION?
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
VFW Post 8063 (local Post) by October 31, 2020.
Note: Nominations can be submitted by fellow teachers, supervisors or other interested individuals. Nominations submitted by relatives or self are not eligible.
HOW THE CONTEST WORKS
Based on the nominations submitted, VFW local chapters (called Posts) will recognize one outstanding teacher in grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Winning names from Posts are submitted to Districts for the next level of judging.
From each District, the winners are forwarded to respective VFW State Departments. Once judged on the State level, the winners are passed to the VFW National Headquarter for consideration in the national awards contest.
VFW Post 8063 is a sponsoring local Post and we provide a local award.
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