Each year Coushatta VFW Post and Auxiliary 7287 select students and public servants of the year. The 2021-22 recipients were treated to a banquet, certificate, and a cash prize to mark their accomplishment.
This year the High Student of the Year is Elizabeth Hayley Loe, represented by Dr. Diane Newton at the banquet. The Junior High Student of the Year is Makilah Murphy. The Elementary Student of the Year is Earh Lillo. And the 2021-22 Teacher of the Year is Doyle Bell.
Area public servants were also saluted at the banquet were Firefighter of the Year Jacob A. Santos, 911 Dispatcher of the Year Deputy Josh Adams, and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Detective Sergeant Carlos Ratliff.
In the photos are top officers of the VFW in the state and region. They came to the banquet to honor our persons of the year and to help the Post celebrate their 50th anniversary of serving veterans and the community.
The annual selection is made from public servants, teachers and students nominated during the fall. For more information about the recognition program, call VFW Post 7287 at 932-6557.