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Thank you to all those who entered and a big congratulations to our winners!
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The VFW understands how important the education of our future generations is and feels it is important to acknowledge elementary, middle school, and high school teachers who go above and beyond to teach citizenship education related topics regularly and promote America's history and traditions effectively and award them the Smart/Maher National Citizenship Education Teacher Program. This award program provides the winners with cash awards, commemorative plaques, and even the opportunity for the winners who go on to national to get an all-expenses-paid trips to the VFW National Convention. 
Nominees will be divided into three categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and will start out by being nominated to our post. From there, local post winners will then be submitted to our district and department (state) levels where for judging. Winners from the department (state) level will then be sent on to the national level for consideration and selection. 

 National Awards for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award items:
  1. A National $1,000 Past Commander-in-Chief John Smart/Maher Award for each of the top teachers from the K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 categories to be used to professional development expenses. 
  2. $1,000 award for each winning teacher and $1,000 for each winning teacher's school.
  3. A plaque for each winning teacher and a plaque for each winning teacher's school. 
  4. An all expenses paid trip to the VFW National Convention.
Nominations can be made by the teacher themselves, fellow teachers, supervisors, family members, or other interested individuals. So are you, or do you know, an educator who plans field trips to places like City Hall or organizes community service volunteer projects? Perhaps you know a teacher who invites Veterans into their classroom to speak to the students? Do you know a teacher who fosters and encourages the development of democratic values in their students? If you do, then why not nominate them and have them recognized!
Entries can be submitted by mailing them to:
VFW Auxiliary 4938, Attn: Teacher of the Year, PO Box 421, Edmond, OK 73034
If you are sending an application through the mail, be sure to allot enough time for the application to arrive to us prior to the deadline. 
or by emailing them below

Feel free to contact us for any additional questions!



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