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Biotech Teacher Nicki Derryberry Wins AZ Milken Award

Red Mountain High School  |  Mesa, AZ  |  Nov 16, 2015

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Lowell Milken visits Red Mountain HS classroom

Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken visits the classroom of biotech teacher Nicki Derryberry after her surprise Milken Educator Award ceremony. The whole campus was captivated when Derryberry created a science mystery project about the disappearance of the missing mountain lion (Red Mountain High’s mascot). Derryberry designed a crime scene and wrote a script; the scene was filmed and aired along with interviews of administrators, students and teachers. Students collected DNA samples, analyzed shoe prints and worked with the evidence to solve the mystery.

In this series:  Nicki Derryberry (AZ '15) In this photo:  Nicki Derryberry (AZ '15)Lowell Milken

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  • Drum corps Red Mountain HS
  • Red Mountain HS choir
  • Red Mountain HS Principal Jared Ryan
  • Mesa Superintendent Michael Cowan
  • AZ Superintendent Diane Douglas
  • Lowell Milken addresses Red Mountain HS assembly
  • Red Mountain HS students 25K
  • Nicki Derryberry reaction
  • Lowell Milken congratulates Derryberry
  • Derryberry addresses assembly
  • Red Mountain HS check
  • Derryberry with Principal Jared Ryan
  • Lowell Milken with Milken Educators
  • Diane Douglas presents Challenge Coin
  • Derryberry and students with check
  • Derryberry gets hugs from students
  • Nicki Derryberry talks with reporters
  • Lowell Milken visits Red Mountain HS classroom
  • Red Mountain HS lab

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  • We are fortunate to have Nicki teaching our children. She is changing the world in the process. There are greater accomplishments and contributions yet to come from her.

    Posted by Geoff Derryberry, 17/11/2015 5:56am (7 years ago)

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