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VFW holding 2010-11 Teachers Award Competition
GA VFW District 2 Educational Program Chairman
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Post # 9143 is conducting the 2010-11 Post level National Citizenship Education Teacher's Award Competition for Dawson County.

The VFW launched the National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in 1999 to recognize classroom teachers for promoting citizenship education with their students. The award is given to one teacher from each of the three grade categories (K-5, 6-8 & 9-12) and is open to all public and private schools in Dawson County.

Each National Award teacher winner and his/her school receive a $1,000 Past Commander-in-Chief John Smart Award and a plaque.

Each school in Dawson County has received an official nomination brochure from me last month, and submission of the nomination packet is due to V.F.W. Post 9143 no later than October 31st, any nomination packets submitted after that date or incomplete will be disqualified.

If your school (Public or Private) has not received the nomination brochure, or if you know of a classroom teacher that stands out in promoting Patriotism and/or Americanism, you can email me at district_2@mcmahon-ga.net and I will email you a PDF copy of the brochure.

Michael McMahon
District 2 Citizenship Education Teachers' Award Chairman
V.F.W. Department of Georgia

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MPMcMAHON commented on Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010 at 00:24 AM

Dawson County has a reason to be proud as one of your teachers was chosen to represent the 2nd District in the VFW's Georgia Citizenship Education Teacher's Award competition. In the first year of the program being run in Dawson County, I received 5 entries from Blacks Mill Elementary School, and none from any of the other Schools in Dawson County, but that was a far better response than was given by Forsyth County Schools, which only submitted one entry out of the 37 Public Schools.
As the District 2 Program Chairman, I authorized each county to be allowed an entry into the District Judging in the three levels of competition (K-5), (6-8) & (9-12) and I hope that for the 2011-12 program all of Dawson County's schools will take part and submit entries into this competition.

With all that said The Teacher who won the Post Level and District Level competition for the Elementary School Competition is Mr. Shawn Higgins. His entry has been forwarded to the GA VFW Program Chairman for the Statewide judging.
Congratulations Mr. Higgins and Good Luck in the state judging!

Mr. Higgins will be presented with the Post level award at the Forsyth County VFW Post on February 16th, and the District Award will be presented at a date and time to be announced later.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael P McMahon
Education Programs Chairman
GA VFW District 2

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