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Math Teacher Rhonda Burrage Wins 2015-16 Milken Educator Award for Mississippi

Rhonda Burrage (MS '15)   |   Magnolia Middle School  |  Meridian, MS  |  Jan 20, 2016

It's not every day that Dr. Carey M. Wright, Mississippi state superintendent of education, and U.S. Representative Gregg Harper drop in to visit Magnolia Middle School. What's going on? The mystery is revealed when Wright introduces Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, who names math teacher Rhonda Burrage the winner of Mississippi's 2015-16 Milken Award and $25,000. Follow the events of the day in our photo gallery.

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  • Magnolia Middle School principal Angela McQuarley
  • Magnolia Middle School Chorus
  • Meridian superintendent education Alvin Taylor
  • Magnolia Middle School students
  • Mississippi superintendent education Carey Wright
  • Jane Foley Magnolia Middle School
  • Magnolia Middle School students spell 25000
  • Magnolia Middle School students excited
  • Rhonda Burrage reaction 2
  • Rhonda Burrage disbelief
  • Rhonda Burrage overcome with emotion
  • Rhonda Burrage in tears
  • Rhonda Burrage sees check
  • Accepting award Jane Foley Gregg Harper
  • Congratulations from MS Superintendent Carey Wright
  • Rhonda Burrage check with dignitaries
  • Rhonda Burrage check with local dignitaries
  • Mississippi Milken Educators
  • Talking to reporters
  • Rhonda Burrage calls mother
  • Rhonda Burrage classroom
  • Rhonda Burrage portrait

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  • Congratulations!! So happy for you and Magnolia.

    Posted by Janice Beard, 20/01/2016 7:44pm (5 years ago)

  • Congratulations!! So happy for you and Magnolia.

    Posted by Janice Beard, 20/01/2016 7:44pm (5 years ago)

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