Miron wins state teaching award

FLHS ag teacher honored by VFW

 

Minnesota VFW High School Teacher of the Year Mike Miron, center, is congratulated by District 7 VFW Commander Len Gudmunson, left, and Minnesota VFW State Commander Lee Ulferts at the Jan. 26 banquet. (Photo submitted)

Minnesota VFW High School Teacher of the Year Mike Miron, center, is congratulated by District 7 VFW Commander Len Gudmunson, left, and Minnesota VFW State Commander Lee Ulferts at the Jan. 26 banquet. (Photo submitted)

A local educator has been named the state’s High School Teacher of the Year by the VFW.

Forest Lake High School agriculture education teacher Mike Miron took home the award from the VFW State Mid-winter Conference held Jan. 26 in Minneapolis.

It marks the second time in four years that the award has gone to the ag department at FLHS. Former teacher Bob Marzolf won the honor in 2010.

Miron, like Marzolf before him, also serves as the school’s FFA advisor.

“It is definitely an honor to be recognized by the VFW for promoting citizenship and service,” Miron says. “Members of the VFW have certainly exemplified these values through their military service and it is humbling to be affiliated with the organization in this way. Our annual Veterans Day program and Voice of Democracy participation are the least we can do to express our gratitude to our veterans.”

Forest Lake VFW Post 4210 nominated Miron for the annual contest. Last month he was named District 7’s honoree.

Miron will now be up for consideration for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Award.

Those nominating contestants must write a 350-word essay describing the candidate’s innovative teaching and resource development methods and his or her dedication to education. Ideal candidates teach citizen education topics and promote America’s history, traditions and institutions effectively.

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