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Teacher Honored

Special to the News-Times

COLDSPRING — Coldspring-Oakhurst High School Health Science Instructor Kaitlin Cook was presented with the 2022-23 Citizenship Education Teacher Award (Grades 9-12) by the Department of Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars in January.

A former U.S. Army medic, Cook has taught Health Science at COHS since 2017. She is heavily involved in serving the San Jacinto County community and volunteers as a first responder for 911 calls and also acquires donations and coordinates the Trojan Clothes Closet at the high school for students in need.

As stated on its website, every year the Texas VFW recognizes an outstanding classroom teacher for grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. These teachers are selected from nominations received from Posts and Districts throughout Texas. The state winners are then forwarded to National VFW for competition at the National Level.

“Winning this award was a huge success for me. I was chosen as the high school winner for the entire State of Texas, which to me speaks volumes,” Cook said. “Now to wait and see if I won at the National Level!”

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