KHS Teacher Marty Smith voted 2021 VFW teacher of the year

Dr. Merrill congratulates Mr. Smith on his 2021 VFW Teacher of the Year Award

Marty Smith was awarded the 2021 VFW teacher of the year May 26. Teachers vote for those colleagues who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism. Mr. Smith was very surprised to receive the award and commented, “My students deserve any and all credit here.  They work hard for me.  I believe in them, and I have made it a point to make sure they know I believe in them.  Kamiah has been very supportive of me.  Teaching is all about support.  The administration and staff have helped me at every step.  I think this award is really about community, and I’m proud to say I’m part of it.  I’m humbled, grateful, and surprised to receive this and thankful to the Kamiah VFW Post 5407.  Thank you”