Congratulations to Mr. Greg Haas, who is the 2017 recipient of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizen Ship Education Teacher Award from the John Lyon VFW Post 3150 in Arlington. Haas is the chair of the social studies department at Bishop O'Connell, where he has been teaching for 11 years.
In addition to his work in the classroom, Mr. Haas has coordinated voter registration events for students of age in the school and is the moderator for the newly formed voter registration club. He takes his students on yearly field trips to the District of Columbia to expose them to the process of lawmaking in our country. Just this past year he has led the establishment of a Model General Assembly team for Bishop O'Connell. His department mission is to "transform students into faith-filled citizens able to navigate a new global community."