The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States seeks nominations for the 2017 VFW Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Award.
Deadline: Feb. 15.
The annual award contest recognizes three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. Each year, a classroom elementary, junior high, and high school teacher whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics for at least half the school day in a classroom environment can be nominated.
Winners will receive a $1,000 award for professional development expenses; a $1,000 award for his/her school; two award plaques (one for the teacher and one for his/her school); and an all-expenses-paid trip to a VFW conference to receive their award.
Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism are ideal candidates for the award.
Info: https://goo.gl/Qj5Nam (website).