VFW Honors Community Achievers

June 2016


Presiding over the awards ceremony was David Martin, Senior Vice Commander of the Post, shown left in the picture. Winners were (left to right of Martin) Firefighter of the Year, Lewis Dunston, Youngsville Fire Department; Policeman of the Year, Roy Holloway, Rolesville Police Department; EMS professional of the Year, William Capps, Franklin County; High School Teacher of the Year, Dustin Baker, Franklin Academy; Elementary School Teacher of the Year, Julie Coveleski, Wakefield Elementary School; Middle School Teacher of the Year, Janel Grosshiem, (absent from picture) Saint Catherine Catholic School.

Community winners in several genres were introduced and presented with awards at the May 5, 2016, monthly meeting of the Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

All Teachers of the Year were also selected as winners of the District 7 Teacher of the Year. They will now compete for the North Carolina VFW Teacher of the Year. Selection will be announced in June at the Annual Convention in Cary, NC.