VFW awards Dougherty district teacher title

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Emmett Dougherty

Kimberly Neri, Features Assistant

Emmett Dougherty was named District Teacher of the Year this winter by the Region II Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Dougherty teaches US History at Lewiston High School and was recognized for his commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to his students. Neil Williams, an LHS counselor, nominated Dougherty.

“It’s nice to win an award but to get it from the VFW was pretty special,” Dougherty said . “I teach about the men and women that lived the history that I teach about so it makes this honor pretty special for me.”

Dougherty has taught at LHS for 21 years, and also serves as an ASB adviser and a football coach.

“I have wanted to be a teacher and coach ever since I was in high school,” he said.