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Young named Georgia VFW Teacher of the Year

  • By Rebecca Leftwich
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  • Feb. 18, 2020 - 7:54 PM

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Young named Georgia VFW Teacher of the Year

Photo courtesy Janet Alford

Levi Young of East Coweta High School accepts the VFW High School Teacher of the Year award. Pictured from left are Doug Roberson, quartermaster of VFW Post 2667; Jeff Carroll, VFW Post 2667 member and Georgia VFW commander; Lisa Carroll, VFW Post 2667 Auxiliary; Robert Ward, VFW Post 2667 commander; Young’s wife Nichelle; Young; and John Skinner, VFW Post 2667 senior vice commander.

East Coweta High School social studies teacher Levi Young has been named the Georgia Veterans of Foreign Wars High School Teacher of the Year.

Young, who was nominated for the honor by ECHS Principal Steve Allen for the many ways Young incorporates patriotism into his classroom, also was the VFW Post 2667 and VFW District 5 winner.

The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award was presented to Young at the VFW Mid-Winter Conference in Macon recently.

The Smart/Maher Award, presented annually to a Georgia teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels – recognizes teachers for exemplary commitment to teaching American history, citizenship and patriotism to their students.

Teachers whose curriculum focuses on citizenship education topics for at least half of the school day in a classroom environment can be nominated for the Smart/Maher Award.