Mr. Anson Recognized by the VFW

On June 9, 2012, Mr. Joseph Anson, English teacher at Spanish Fork Jr. High, was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Award for grades 6-8 in the state of Utah.  A luncheon and award ceremony convened in Salt Lake City where the state teacher awards were presented.  Teachers nominated for this award help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs and promote civic responsibility within their classrooms and their communities.  “It is a great privilege to be nominated for this award,” said Mr. Anson, “as it embodies the values that we, as teachers, try to promote in the public schools.  It means even more to me, coming from those who served our country in times of war.  I hope that in my own way, I can serve the youth of this country by helping them to understand and appreciate the sacrifices these veterans made and the freedoms we enjoy now—such as education.”  Mr. Anson was nominated by Becky Provostgaard.