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Alexis King, Welcome to the Milken Educator Family!

Alexis Sjol (CA '17)   |   Ruben S. Ayala High School  |  Chino Hills, CA  |  Oct 10, 2017

What's happening in Chino Hills? Tom Torlakson, superintendent of the California Department of Education, has arrived to celebrate the launch of Ruben S. Ayala High School's sensitivity training program in an all-school assembly packed with students, staff and visiting dignitaries. But there's another reason to celebrate: Torlakson introduces Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, who surprises English teacher Alexis King with the first Milken Educator Award of the 2017-18 season and $25,000! Follow King's career-changing day in the photos below.

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  • Chino Hills 2017 band
  • Chino Hills 2017 principal Diana Yarboi
  • Chino Hills 2017 choir
  • Chino Hills 2017 district superintendent Wayne Joseph
  • Tom Torlakson Chino Hills 2017
  • Chino Hills 2017 Lowell Milken addresses assembly
  • Chino Hills 2017 students hold up 25k
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King reaction sm
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King emotional
  • Chino Hills 2017 Lowell Milken congratulates Alexis King
  • Chino Hills 2017 Tom Torlakson Lowell Milken congratulate Alexis King
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King check
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King addresses assembly
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King with vets and dignitaries
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King with students check FULL
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King AVID selfie
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King hug with students
  • Chino Hills 2017 Ayala High staff
  • Chino Hills 2017 Alexis King Lowell Milken classroom

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  • Alexis, congratulations! What an honor! Look forward to meeting you in the future.

    Posted by Dr. Hector Ibarra (IA '93), 10/10/2017 5:35pm (4 years ago)

  • Welcome to the family, Alexis! I know it seems like a dream but it’s real! Congrats! Great pics!

    Posted by Dr. Dilhani Uswatte (AL '09), 10/10/2017 4:53pm (4 years ago)

  • Congratulations and welcome to the family! Your life will change in unbelievable ways. Enjoy this next chapter in your teaching journey!

    Posted by Sheila Bowens (IL '90), 10/10/2017 4:16pm (4 years ago)

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