Teacher award for 2023-2024:



Elementary Grades

Toni Hudson, sponsored by Lander Post 954


Middle School Grades


Scott Milne, sponsored by Star Valley Post 4797 

High School Grades

Bryce Strampe, sponsored by Cheyenne Post 11453




VFW Looking for Exceptional Teachers to Honor

Annual contest recognizes teachers who promote civic responsibility, patriotism


 Every year, the VFW recognizes exceptional teachers for their outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to their students. The winning teachers from each (state) Department receive a national citation for themselves, and one for their school.

Current certified/licensed teachers of grades K-12 can be nominated by fellow teachers, students, family members, other interested individuals or nominate themselves. Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism, and strive to help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs are prime candidates for the award. Nominations are to be turned in to your local VFW Post.

Nominated teachers compete at the local VFW Post level with the winner in the K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade levels advancing to the district level competition, if applicable, with their winners advancing to the state level competition by Jan. 1. State first place winners are advanced to National Headquarters by Feb. 1, for national level competition.

If you are interested in nominating yourself, or a teacher you know for this contest, submit the form below to your nearby Post. You can Find a Post here, or view a list of Wyoming Posts here. All entries need to be in to the Post by October 31st.