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Bill Smithyman Wins Kansas 2015-16 Milken Educator Award

William Smithyman (KS '15)   |   Blue Valley Northwest High School  |  Overland Park, KS  |  Oct 26, 2015

A visit by the Department of Education at a schoolwide assembly turns into a day to remember for Blue Valley Northwest High School teacher Bill Smithyman as he receives the 2015-16 Kansas Milken Educator Award from Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken. Follow along as students, faculty and visiting dignitaries give Smithyman a standing ovation in front of Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach.

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  • Cheerleaders at Blue Valley NW HS
  • Superintendents conferring at Blue Valley NW HS
  • Band at Blue Valley NW HS
  • Bill Smithyman unsuspecting at Milken Award assembly
  • Principal Amy Murphy opens assembly
  • Pledge of allegiance at Blue Valley NW HS
  • Blue Valley NW HS chamber singers
  • Blue Valley Superintendent Dr. Al Hanna
  • Deputy Commissioner Education Dale Dennis
  • Kansas Commissioner Education Dr. Randy Watson
  • Lowell Milken addresses Blue Valley NW HS
  • Lowell Milken at assembly
  • Students spell out 25K
  • Blue Valley NW HS students wait for announcement
  • Bill Smithyman in shock
  • Students thrilled for Bill Smithyman
  • Students help Bill Smithyman to his feet
  • Lowell Milken makes Bill Smithyman announcement
  • Bill Smithyman reaction stunned Milken Award
  • Bill Smithyman hugs Principal Amy Murphy
  • Bill Smithyman check shot
  • Lowell Milken congratulates Bill Smithyman
  • Bill Smithyman addresses cameras
  • Bill Smithyman addressing assembly
  • Bill Smithyman smiles after Milken Award
  • Bill Smithyman with veteran Milken Educators
  • Bill Smithyman hugs colleague
  • Lowell Milken with students in classroom

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