Sixth-grade teacher receives honor

Teaching students about their civic responsibility, patriotism and flag etiquette has earned one Green River teacher a state award.

Lincoln Middle School sixth-grade teacher Lori Hastert was informed that she recently had been named the Veterans of Foreign Wars Smart/Maher Wyoming State Teacher of the Year.

“It was pretty exciting and quite a surprise,” Hastert said. “It’s pretty humbling to receive that as well.”

According to the VFW website, “Established in 1999, the award recognizes our nation’s top teachers for their exceptional commitment to teaching Americanism and patr...


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