The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 and its auxiliary selected Stacie Mann, center, as its Teacher of the Year at the middle school level. She is shown with Shallotte Middle School Principal Marie Laboy, left, and VFW Auxiliary Calabash #7288 President Sharon Kossler. The Post participates in the VFW’s annual National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year program, which recognizes the best educators who "instill a sense of national pride in students” and stimulates interest in American history, civic responsibility and patriotism. The annual VFW National Citizenship Teacher of the Year program is open to all classroom teachers in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information on the VFW Teacher of the Year program or VFW/Auxiliary membership, contact Sharon Kossler at email@example.com.