Teacher receives Ohio VFW award


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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Ohio recently announced that Andrew Hake, a social studies teacher and football coach at Western Reserve Local Schools in Berlin Center, was the receipient of the 2018 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher award. Hake was selected from entries submitted to VFW posts across the state. VFW Meander Post 9571 and its Auxiliary in Ellsworth sponsored Hake, who will compete for the VFW Teacher of the Year award. Above, from left, are Joe Greene, VFW Department of Ohio community activities chairman; Roger Frye, VFW National chief of staff; Robert Giannone, VFW Department of Ohio commander; Hake; Darlene Beck, VFW Department of Ohio Auxiliary president; and Sandra Uzell, VFW Auxiliary National council member. Below, from left, are Jim Tornincasa, former VFW Ohio District 8 commander; Hake; and Ray Schafer, VFW Ohio District 8 junior vice commander and VFW Post 9571 quartermaster.

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