Larry Quick of Harper Creek named Teacher of the Year

JULY 9, 2018 (LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Harper Creek Community School teacher Larry Quick received one of five Teacher of the Year awards June 22 from The American Legion at its 100th Annual Convention in Kalamazoo.  More than 80 teachers were nominated for the award that recognizes educators who stand out in Competence, Community Involvement, and … Read more

Carla Young of Garden City named American Legion Teacher of the Year

JULY 9, 2018 (LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Garden City school teacher Carla Young received one of five Teacher of the Year awards June 22 from The American Legion at its 100th Annual Convention in Kalamazoo.  More than 80 teachers were nominated for the award that recognizes educators who stand out in Competence, Community Involvement, and School … Read more

2018 American Legion Michigan Law Officer of the Year

JULY 11, 2018 (LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Sergeant David Gillem of Grand Rapids has been named The American Legion, Department of Michigan, 2017-18 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  The 18-year veteran of the Grand Rapids Police Department received the award at the organization’s 100th Annual Department Convention in Kalamazoo on June 22. The Legion recognized … Read more

Cathy Hill of Dollar Bay named Teacher of the Year

JULY 9, 2018 (LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Dollar Bay school teacher Cathy Hill received one of five Teacher of the Year awards June 22 from The American Legion at its 100th Annual Convention in Kalamazoo.  More than 80 teachers were nominated for the award that recognizes educators who stand out in Competence, Community Involvement, and School … Read more

Scott Doederlein of Gaylord named Teacher of the Year

JULY 9, 2018 (LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Gaylord Middle School teacher Scott Doederlein received one of five Teacher of the Year awards June 22 from The American Legion at its 100th Annual Convention in Kalamazoo.  More than 80 teachers were nominated for the award that recognizes educators who stand out in Competence, Community Involvement, and School … Read more

George Lasecki of Sandusky named Teacher of the Year

JULY 9, 2018 (LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Sandusky Community Schools teacher George Lasecki received one of five Teacher of the Year awards June 22 from The American Legion at its 100th Annual Convention in Kalamazoo.  More than 80 teachers were nominated for the award that recognizes educators who stand out in Competence, Community Involvement, and School … Read more

2018 American Legion Michigan Firefighter of the Year

JULY 11, 2018 (LANSING, MICHIGAN) – Captain Todd Shorkey of Bay City has been named The American Legion, Department of Michigan, 2017-18 Firefighter of the Year.  The 23-year veteran of the Bay City Department of Public Safety received the award at the organization’s 100th Annual Department Convention in Kalamazoo on June 22. The Legion recognized … Read more

Caro youth appointed key position at Michigan Boys State

The American Legion remains committed to educating and preparing future leaders about character, civic engagement and patriotism through this annual summer program. June 22, 2018 (ALLENDALE, Mich.) – Delegate Johnathon  Botkins of Caro was appointed Environment and Natural Resources Secretary by the Michigan Boys State Governor in the weeklong civic experience held at Grand Valley … Read more

Grand Haven youth elected key positions at Michigan Boys State

JUNE 19, 2018 (ALLENDALE, Mich.) – Delegates Bennett Lowe and Christian Hudson were elected governor and lieutenant governor of the model Michigan Boys State in the weeklong civic experience held at Grand Valley State University.  The two seniors attend Grand Haven High School and were sponsored by The American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post 28 … Read more