INDIANAPOLIS—8/30/12—American Legion Auxiliary Lake Stevens Unit 181 in Oak Harbor, Wash., was one of only five units to receive the National President’s Award for Excellence from American Legion Auxiliary National President Kris Nelson. Awards were presented Aug. 30 at the American Legion Auxiliary’s 92nd National Convention in Indianapolis.
The National President’s Award for Excellence is presented annually to American Legion Auxiliary units that represent the “best of the best” in planning and implementation of the American Legion Auxiliary’s mission. Recipients are selected based on applications that address the unit’s achievements in Auxiliary national goals and objectives in at least three Auxiliary programs.
Unit 181 spent all year working to meet objectives established by various programs.
"I couldn't believe I was chosen for a national award. The scholarship has helped me a lot with my college expenses..."
- Dereck Neben, Children of Warriors Scholarship Recipient