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Lauren Hopkins, You're a RI Milken Educator!

Lauren Hopkins (RI '17)   |   Coventry High School  |  Coventry, RI  |  Oct 26, 2017

Coventry High School is buzzing—there's a schoolwide assembly in the gym, and Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Dr. Ken Wagner is in the house. But why? The mystery is revealed when Wagner introduces Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, who surprises English teacher Lauren Hopkins with Rhode Island's 2017-18 Award and $25,000. Follow the day's events in the photos below.

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  • Coventry 2017 band
  • Coventry 2017 parade of dignitaries
  • Coventry 2017 cheerleaders
  • Coventry 2017 principal Michael Hobin
  • Coventry 2017 students pledge of allegiance
  • Coventry 2017 ROTC
  • Coventry 2017 district superintendent Craig Levis
  • Coventry 2017 commissioner Ken Wagner
  • Coventry 2017 Jane Foley
  • Coventry 2017 students spell 25000
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins reaction
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins overwhelmed
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins principal emotional
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins with sister
  • Coventry 2017 Ken Wagner congratulates Lauren Hopkins
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins ovation
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins acceptance speech
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins with flowers
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins veteran Milken Educators check
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins completely shocked
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins congratulations students
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins hugs students staff
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins more hugs from students
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins check dignitaries students
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins call from dad
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins media
  • Coventry 2017 Lauren Hopkins Jane Foley walk to classroom

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  • My husband Jim and I are thrilled for our daughter Lauren and honored that the Milken Foundation chose Lauren as their Award recipient.

    Posted by Margaret Carroll, 28/10/2017 8:23am (22 months ago)

  • Welcome, Lauren!! You're coming into a very large family, and we all wish you well! Looking forward to meeting you- I got my award in 1998-- upper elementary teacher. You have so much to discover that is wonderful at helping you grow in your profession. So glad you're here.

    Posted by Bonnie Price (CA '98), 26/10/2017 5:32pm (22 months ago)

  • Congratulations, Lauren! Enjoy your well deserved award. It is wonderful to see great teachers appreciated.

    Posted by Sandra Lamb (RI '92), 26/10/2017 4:51pm (22 months ago)

  • Congratulations! Very well deserved! So happy for you!

    Posted by Beth Travers, 26/10/2017 10:44am (22 months ago)

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