Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Jack Young of Harlem

U.S. SENATE — During National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senator Steve Daines today recognized Jack Young, a United States Army veteran and teacher at Harlem Public Schools.


Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:


Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing Jack Young, a United States Army veteran and teacher at Harlem Public Schools.  Whether serving our nation inside an Abrams Tank, or serving his local community at the front of a classroom, Jack has represented the character of the Treasure State in both settings.  

After graduating from high school, Jack enlisted in the Army.  He served our nation on active duty for four years, and completed two overseas assignments.  Not long after finishing his military service, Jack attended Montana State University – Northern, and trained to become a teacher.  In 2006, he began teaching at Harlem Public Schools.  Since arriving in Blaine County, he has grown into a fixture in the local community.  Jack has taught history and government to both high school and junior high school students. 

During the warm months, you will find Jack in the classroom teaching summer school, helping students rise to the next level academically.  For the past four years he has taught government courses at the Aaniiih Nakoda College.  Earlier in his teaching career, Jack was an assistant coach for the Harlem Wildcats football team. Through all seasons, and across multiple academic levels, Jack has served his fellow Montanans by teaching the historic context and hard earned value of our constitutional system of government. 

Jack has excelled in his transition from a tanker to a teacher.  The best part of Jack’s story is he loves what he does, and plans to continue doing it for a long time.  Montanans are grateful for folks like Jack who make our communities stronger.  Thank you Jack for your service, and I wish you the best in the years to come.