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V.F.W. presents awards to area teacher, student

Friday, November 23, 2012

Dustin Jorgensen (right) was the recipient of the V.F.W.'s Teacher of the Year award Tuesday. Jorgensen received his award from V.F.W. Post 1127 Commanded Bob Bigley (left) and Women's Auxiliary President Maxine Metz (center). [Order this photo]
The V.F.W Post 1127 honored two local men at their meeting Tuesday.

Dustin Jorgensen, a teacher at Staunton Elementary, was awarded the V.F.W.'s Teacher of the Year award.

Jorgensen was described as "a teacher who enjoys being a teacher" and "an inspiration to students and parents."

Jorgensen, in addition to teaching at Staunton Elementary, is the coach of the Northview High School boys' soccer team. He also plays trombone in the Brazil Concert Band and the Jackson Township Concert Band.

Jorgensen was awarded a certificate, plaque and a cash reward from the V.F.W and Women's Auxiliary.

Next, North Clay Middle School student Zachary Szekely was given the Voices of Democracy Patriot's Pen award.

Szekely wrote an essay to the founding fathers of the United States about the many reasons why he is proud of our country.

Szekely's essay focused on his admiration of the founding fathers, saying, "without them, none of what we have today would be possible."

Zachary Szekely stands with V.F.W. Post 1127 Commander Bob Bigley after receiving the Voices of Democracy Patriot's Pen award Tuesday. [Order this photo]
Szekely, too, was given a certificate, plaque and cash reward.

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Excellent award for Mr. Jorgensen! I know he has a passion for education! Glad there are people like him in our school system. I'm sure this is just the beginning of all that he will do for the community!

-- Posted by Unsolicitedtidbits on Sun, Nov 25, 2012, at 12:26 PM

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