The VFW named Mrs. Stephanie Leichty, Civic’s teacher at Bluestone Middle School, as their Teacher of the Year.  Way to go Mrs. Leichty!

          Founded in 1899, the Veterans of Foreign Wars is concerned with the education of America’s youth. VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary have developed a slate of programs dedicated to this endeavor. VFW’s Citizenship Education program stimulates interest in America’s history, traditions, institutions, civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism. VFW wants to identify and recognize America’s best educators who instill a sense of national pride in students”.           

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For more information about how the Veterans of Foreign Wars contributes to education, how to apply, or how to nominate a teacher for this award visit the website