Legion honors local teacher

LANSING – The American Legion, Department of Michigan honored Matthew Stein of North Central Schools as the Department’s selection for Zone 5 Teacher of the Year.

Stein was nominated by his district superintendent for his competence, community involvement, and school involvement in patriotism/Americanism/community service programs.

Stein was presented an award and $500 at the 95th annual Convention of the American Legion, Department of Michigan held June 28-30 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The American Legion believes that teaching Americanism and patriotism to our youth helps build a better community and country. Each year, the Department of Michigan honors five teachers from their five different zones for the work they do in their classrooms. District superintendents may nominate teachers for this award.

The American Legion Department of Michigan represents more than 70,000 members in the state of Michigan. The American Legion was founded in 1919, based on “The Four Pillars;” veteran rehabilitation, Americanism, child welfare, and national security and continued above all its mission as a consumers’ advocate for veterans. For more information, contact the Michigan Legion at (517) 371-4720 ext. 16, mark@michiganlegion.org, or visit our website at www.michiganlegion.org.