Post 2667 visited East Coweta High School to present awards for the National Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest and Teacher of the Year.
The Voice of Democracy is an audio essay contest where students record an audio essay based on this year’s theme “What are the greatest attributes of our Democracy?” Essays are judged on originality, content and delivery.
East Coweta High School Post Winners are:
1st Place Hope Ivey, Grade 9
2nd Place Cole Goembel, Grade 12
And our 2nd Place Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year winner is James Baker, 9th Grade Civics teacher at East Coweta.
Mr. Baker has served as the 9th Grade Civics Teacher at East Coweta since 2019 as well as 4 years in Meriweather, Troop, Carroll and Fayette County Schools. Mr. Baker graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Masters Degree in Teaching. In his years of teaching, Mr. Baker has made it his personal mission to provide students with an appreciation and understanding of what it means to be an American citizen as well as the service and sacrifice of the veterans of the armed forces.
Mr. Baker was nominated by Ms. Jennifer Sandlin, East Coweta High School Social Studies Department Chair.