Posts for Tag : Robin McMahon

Robin McMahon Wins

We are very pleased to announce that Ms. Robin McMahon of Smith Middle School was selected as the first place winner of the District 6 VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year award.


Robin McMahonMs. McMahon will now represent District 6 posts in the Department of North Carolina competition.  The state winner goes on to national competition.


She is an outstanding teacher and role model for her students.  This year she worked closely with former students on a special project, NC to Normandy—a journey for a local Navy D-Day participant and a decorated Battle of the Bulge Army Scout. The student’s project description said it best, “We are four high school students driven to honor the sacrifice of all veterans.” The students created a project plan; a fund raising program; community awareness meetings, and publicity which generated local television, print, and radio coverage; and the recruitment and selection of veteran participants. Our post was their first venture to test the feasibility of the plan and earned them a $1,000 post-provided fund to kick-start the project. We were the founding project sponsor.  Learn more


The NC to Normandy site has a video on the project.  It would not have happened without the motivation, inspiration, and support of Ms. McMahon.  We are proud of her and her students.

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VFW Contest Winners Announced

Chapel Hill Post 9100 is very proud to announce local winners of VFW contests for 2014-2015.  This is for Teacher of the Year, Patriot’s Pen, and Voice of Democracy. 


Our contests and  winners are:


Patriot’s Pen – Jake Marold, Chapel Hill


Voice of Democracy – Aaron J. Hirsch


VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of Year (Middle School) – Ms. Robin McMahon, Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill


We thank the many students who entered local competition and their teachers for their support of VFW oral and essay contests.  To learn more about each program and last year’s winners, click on the highlighted category in the story above.


All winners went on to District competition to  represent Chapel Hill Post 9100 and Chapel Hill.  Winners of our local District 6 were announced and details are posted at the District 6 website.  Learn more


Winners at the district level go on to compete in statewide competition and the possibly of representing our Department of North Carolina in national competition.