2017 – 18 VFW Missouri Smart-Maher Educator of the Year Awards

On 3 February 2018, Missouri Veterans of Foreign Wars held their 2017-18 Smart Maher Citizenship Educator of the Year Awards.

This year, the Awards were presented by the VFW National Past Commander in Chief John Stroud and VFW National Auxiliary National Guard Jane Reape with VFW Missouri Commander Ruben Armenta and Missouri Auxiliary President Nelda Clifton.


This year’s winners are;

Kindergarten through 5th Grade (Elementary School); Cynthia Sypkens from Hamilito Elementaty School in Hamilton MO. She is Sponsored by VFW Post 2172 and Auxiliary in District 1.

Grades 6 through 8th (Middle School); Lee Feagles from Oak Hill Day School in Gladstone MO. Sponsored by VFW Post 10906 in District 3.

Grades 9 through 12th (High School); Jonell Cook from Worth County R-3 in Grant City MO. Sponsored by VFW Post 3123 in District 3.