On September 9, 2015, Liberty-Benton High School teacher Lance Stevens was given the Award of Excellence from the United States Navy. The Navy Recruiting District of Ohio, bestowed this award to Stevens for his support of the Findlay Navy Recruiting Station during 2015. The award is one of only two given in Northwest Ohio.
“[Stevens’] efforts directly contributed to manning the fleet with the best and brightest individuals,” stated Ryan R. Patrick, AE1(AW), USN, Navy Representative. He continued, “His service and dedication to military and the United States Navy is greatly appreciated.”
Being a liaison for the military not only in Liberty-Benton schools, but also the Findlay community, Stevens has provided options for students that don’t have a plan for the future by recommending them to talk with the Armed Forces. Through the Armed Forces these students have been mentored and given further guidance.
For college bound students, Stevens has been a great supporter in assisting and recommending students apply for scholarships their senior year. The U.S. Navy proudly supports these students by providing a $180,000 NROTC scholarship.
As a mentor for Veterans in the community, supporter for Armed Service and an advocate for helping his students beyond the classroom, Stevens became a top candidate for the excellence award. His efforts brought great credit upon himself and the United States Navy Service.