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Russell's Bernard Recognized by Kansas House

BES Teacher Julie Bernard 1 3-13-19Julie Bernard, Russell, was honored and congratulated Wednesday, March 13 by the Kansas House of Representatives for her recognition on being named the 2018 VFW Teacher of the Year for the state of Kansas.

Representative Troy L. Waymaster, 109th District, R-Bunker Hill, invited Bernard to the House of Representatives and recognized her accomplishment on the House Floor.

"Today, we congratulate and honor Julie Bernard who displays in her classroom the honor to our veterans and is the VFW Teacher of the Year for the State of Kansas," said Waymaster in his comments. He continued, "We are honoring Julie, a third-grade teacher from Bickerdyke Elementary School in Russell for her dedication and devotion to educating her students about American pride and honoring our veterans."

BES Teacher Julie Bernard 2 3-13-19In attendance with Bernard were her husband, Larry Bernard, Andrew Dempewolf, principal of Bickerdyke Elementary School, VFW Post #6240 members James Bowman, Betty Jo Lloyd, Fred Weigel, Lance and Mary Pat Waymaster.

The 109th Kansas House District consists of the entire counties of Osborne, Russell and Smith and portions of Barton, Jewell, Lincoln and Rush counties. Representative Waymaster has served the 109th District in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2013.

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