The Veterans of Foreign Wars recognizes teachers for excellence in education. We are especially proud of our local teachers who promote patriotism, civics, good citizenship, and flag etiquette. Each year local teachers are nominated for recognition by the VFW. We do this through the Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year program.
There are three categories:
- Kindergarten through grade 5
- Middle School, grades 6-8, and
- High School, grades 9 – 12
Our post selects one nominated teacher from each group as our local honoree. We also, in turn, nominate our winners for district level competition. This places the teachers in competition with other post nominees from Orange, Alamance, Burlington, Vance, Caswell, and Durham counties. Only one teacher from each category is selected for the district. District winners are nominated for state and, possibly, national honors. Chapel Hill is very proud of our recent success stories. Over the last five years, we have had nominated three teachers who went on to win the state award and one of the three went on to win national honors! Want to nominate a teacher? Just submit an application to this post. All nominations should be mailed to C. V. Cummings Chapel Hill Post 9100.
Department of North Carolina and District Winners
- 2014-15 – Robin McMahon – NC to Normandy Project, educator, Smith Middle School (District winner)
- 2012-13 – B. Ann Byerly, educator, Grady A. Brown Elementary School, Hillsborough B A Byerly Testimonial
- 2011-12 – Thomas Stanfa, educator, Chapel Hill High School (The Bedford Boys Project)
- 2008-09 – William V. Melega, educator, Chapel Hill High School
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Winners