PROMOTING PATRIOTISM–The Red Bud VFW Post recently presented Citizenship Awards to both teacher Rachel Steibel and Principal Rob Pipher at Prairie du Rocher School. Pictured are: VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Ehlers, Steibel, VFW Post Commander Clarence Nail and Pipher.
Red Bud VFW Post 6632 recently presented Smart-Maher VFW National Citizenship Eduction Awards to Prairie du Rocher School teacher Rachel Steibel and Principal Rob Pipher.
Steibel was named the local VFW Teacher of the Year for the K-5 category in November and then for the State of Illinois in March.
Steibel has been teaching at Prairie du Rocher School since 1998. She is also the school’s Veterans Day coordinator and has brought in many veterans, to speak at the school, as well as a service dog.
The Red Bud VFW Post presented Steibel with a plaque and a $100 check. They also presented Pipher with a plaque for the school.
For more on this award presentation, please see this week’s print edition.