Students at Will James Middle School gathered Monday to listen to a wounded veteran tell his story of service in Afghanistan.
Practicing patriotism. Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones’ classes have sent 5,000 care packages and 10,000 letters to U.S. troops since 2002. The VFW honored Jones’ efforts to involve students by naming him VFW national teacher of the year.
The gym filled with seventh- and eighth-graders at Will James Middle School was on its feet cheering for Hunter Jones as he was presented with his national Veterans of Foreign Wars teacher of the year award in Billings.
Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones accepts the VFW's national teacher of the year award.
After being named Montana's Veterans of Foreign Wars teacher of the year last fall, Hunter Jones didn't hear much about the next step, his contention for national VFW teacher of the year.
Will James Middle School teacher Hunter Jones was named National Teacher of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A few minutes after a short assembly at Will James Middle School wrapped up, social studies teacher Hunter Jones was still a little flabbergasted.
Katie Jones and Keil Backer, both of Billings, plan a June 16 wedding. Their parents are Diana and Hunter Jones and Nancy and Walt Backer, all of Billings.
Veterans got a hero's welcome Thursday at Will James Middle School.
With all the pomp and ceremony a middle school gym can provide, veterans gathered at Will James Middle School on Wednesday to be honored by students.