TEACHER OF THE YEAR–Red Bud Elementary School seventh grade teacher Laura Mudd was recently named the Red Bud VFW Post 6632 Teacher of the Year for 2019. She took first place in the VFW’s District 14 competition in January. In March, she placed first in the State of Illinois VFW competition. Mudd is now moving on to compete at the National VFW Convention that will be held in Orlando, FL in June. Pictured at the presentation are: Red Bud VFW Auxiliary President Kathryn Rowold, Mudd, VFW Commander Clarence Nail and VFW Senior Vice Commander Clyde Rowold.