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Jonathan Cadena, You're AZ's Milken Educator!

Jonathan Cadena (AZ '17)   |   Desert View High School  |  Tucson, AZ  |  Jan 18, 2018

With a crowd of dignitaries in attendance, Desert View High School is holding one of its "town meetings," reporting on test scores and other events. But there's another reason for the gathering ... and it involves a big surprise for one outstanding educator. When special guest Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, names science teacher Jonathan Cadena the winner of Arizona's 2017-18 Milken Educator Award and $25,000, the teacher's career is changed forever. Follow along in the photos below.

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  • Tucson 2017 honor guard
  • Tucson 2017 principal Rosemary Rosas
  • Tucson 2017 folklorico dancers
  • Tucson 2017 Sunnyside superintendent Steven Holmes
  • Tucson 2017 Pima County superintendent Dustin Williams
  • Tucson 2017 Lowell Milken
  • Tucson 2017 students spell 25000
  • Tucson 2017 students applaud
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena reaction
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena walks to front
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena overwhelmed
  • Tucson 2017 Lowell Milken Jonathan Cadena
  • Tucson 2017 Lowell Milken congratulates Jonathan Cadena
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena acceptance speech
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena Lowell Milken catching breath
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena students
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena check dignitaries
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena check veterans
  • Tucson 2017 Jonathan Cadena classroom

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  • Jonathan Cadena is an outstanding teacher. His life will be forever changed by the presentation honoring him today by Lowell Milken. Congratulations Jonathan, we are all proud of you!

    Posted by Buck Crouch, 18/01/2018 8:15pm (5 years ago)

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