The Junction City Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #8773 visited Westwood Elementary on April 12, 2017, at 1:00 PM for a very special reason. Earlier this year the Post received nomination forms for the VFW Teacher of the Year and out of those nominations a selection was made; Montika Allen Atkinson, kindergarten teacher at Westwood Elementary School.
This marks the 4th time a teacher from Westwood has won at the Post level and the 1st time that winner has also won at the VFW District 4 level.
“We really have great faculty and staff in this district and this provides further proof of that fact.” – Superintendent of Schools Dr. Corbin Witt.
While receiving her award she was cheered on by two kindergarten classes and several other teachers and staff in the building. Mrs. Allen Atkinson was nominated for the honor by a co-worker and was in the running for the state-level award along with nominees from every VFW Post in Kansas.