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The 2017 Winners of Post 8870’s Norm Goldstein Freedom Scholarship

The 2017 Winners of Post 8870’s Norm Goldstein Freedom Scholarship

Above L to R: Erin Dahl, Kamiak H.S. Kilie Otani, Mountlake Terrace HS, Terry Traner, Norm Goldstein, Terry Crabteree, Van Honglam from Mariner HS and Thinh Do, Meadowdale HS.

The 2017 Winners of Post 8870’s Norm Goldstein Freedom ScholarshipAt the June Post meeting the winners of the Norm Goldstein Freedom Scholarship were present to read their winning essays and receive the congratulations of the membership.

Norm Goldstein, Post 8870 member and WWII Navy veteran was present at Mountlake Terrace H.S. Senior Awards night for the presentation ceremony of that school’s winner, Kilie Otani. Norm, a Navy veteran of WWII received a warm welcome from two former students who are now faculty members at Mountlake Terrace. Norm retired as Vice principal of Mountlake Terrace H.S. in 1980 after a long career teaching and coaching basketball there and at Ballard H.S.

Above right, Norm took the opportunity to personally congratulate all of the winners.

Post Member Norm Goldstein Publicly Recognized by Former Student—Fred Apgar

Post Member Norm Goldstein Publicly Recognized by Former Student—Fred Apgar

Following his Naval service in the Pacific during WW II, Post member Norm Goldstein pursued a teaching career for the Seattle Public Schools that spanned for more than 30 years. Norm taught Chemistry and during his long career, he touched the lives of hundreds of students. Reacting to publicity regarding Norm’s recent induction as a member of VFW Post #8870, one of his former students, Douglas Johnson, sent a letter to the Post in which he expressed his thanks for the many contributions Norm had made to his education, lessons that taught him to “think, watch, and wait for those ‘Aha’ moments.” Douglas surprised Norm at the March meeting so he could personally recognize Norm as an outstanding teacher and for the positive contributions he had made to his personal life and subsequent career.