Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity alumnus Randy Smith has been named the Veterans of Foreign Wars Louisiana High School Teacher of the Year.
On Saturday, January 19, the Bolton High School educator was recognized at a statewide conference of veterans after initially being nominated by Post 1736 in Alexandria.
Teaching ninth grade Civics and AP Government and Politics, Smith as committed himself to teaching his students about Americanism and patriotism. Among the many examples of his dedication, he cooks for a tailgate on Friday nights for neighborhood kids and sponsors the Freshman Academy, which tracks students’ progress and provides interventions to stay on the path to graduation. Smith also sponsors the Youth Volunteer Corps, which motivates at-risk children to become involved in the community through service projects. He also finds time to work with the Bolton soccer team as a goalie coach.