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

Magnolia Middle School  |  Meridian, MS  |  Jan 20, 2016

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Rhonda Burrage sees check

Math teacher Rhonda Burrage wipes away tears as she sees the oversized check with her name on it, held by veteran Milken Educators Kathy Brookshire (MS '98, left) and Dr. Jacquelyn Sampsell (MS '99). As the recipient of Mississippi's 2015-16 Milken Educator Award, Burrage receives an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000. Past Award winners have used the prize to fund graduate study, set up scholarships and enrich their classrooms.

In this series:  Rhonda Burrage (MS '15) In this photo:  Kathy Brookshire (MS '98)Rhonda Burrage (MS '15)Dr. Jacquelyn Sampsell (MS '99)

All photos should be credited to "Milken Family Foundation" unless otherwise noted.

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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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