Robbin W. Cooke (second from left) accepts her Teacher of the Year award from Camden American Legion Post No. 17 on the morning of April 4 at Wateree Elementary School. Post 17 Commander David Fuller (second from right) set up the presentation with school officials, but kept Cooke in the dark in order to surprise her. Legionnaires presented her with the plaque -- crafted by Legionnaire Butch Lilly -- to applause from Ms. Cooke’s students and administrators. Also on hand were Post 17 members Jim King (far left) and James Rabon (far right).