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

High school students participate in The American Legion Michigan Boys State educational program

More thaN 250 students to attend the 80th American legion Michigan Boys State program to learn about the democratic process, including the structure and operation of government  June 6, 2018 (ALLENDALE, Michigan) – From June 17-23, The American Legion Boys State program, held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, brings more than 250 boys … Read more

High School junior headed to Indianapolis for national constitutional speech contest

Brother beats out brother WYOMING (April 4, 2018)—Aaron Siebelink, a homeschooled junior from Wyoming, will compete April 14 and 15 in Indianapolis at The American Legion’s 2018 National Oratorical Contest, where 53 high school orators will speak on the U.S. Constitution and compete for a chance to earn up to $18,000 in scholarships. Siebelink, who … Read more