Lauderdale County, Miss. The Veterans of Foreign Wars presented an award to local teacher, Shasta Wyatt.
Wyatt teaches first grade at Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School.
She was given the statewide Teacher of the Year Award for her work at the elementary school level. It recognizes an educator who teaches patriotism, Americanism, and citizenship in his or her classroom.
"When I'm working with the students, I want to make sure not only am I preparing them for the curriculum academically, but I try to prepare them for the real world and being successful once they leave me going into second grade or even graduating from high school," Wyatt said.
Wyatt received a certificate and checks for her achievement.