J, the replies posted prior to this are great and absolutely on target. Something you might want to consider when approaching the teachers, ask when they think might be a good time to present your Post awards. A lot of Posts present their awards at a dinner, and that's great. We're a small homeless Post, so we work pretty closely with the schools on all of our Youth Activites. In different years, we've presented our VOD /PP awards at school assemblies, Veterans Day programs, Honor Society presentations, and (my favorite) at the half-time of the first basketball game of the year. Getting those youth recognized in front of their peers and a gym full of friends and neighbors, including a neighboring town, is a sure fire way to get a head start on your upcoming students. But your Post's sincere appreciation and a nice photo in the local paper will go a long way toward making your yearly efforts a pleasure.
By the by, when doing so make sure you recognize those teachers also!!! The V-2 and P-2 certificates offered in the VFW catalog only cost 85 cents each. Presenting certificates/medals/checks is alot of fun. So, make sure you enjoy it!