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Matthew Mayeske's Milken Award Surprise In Gardner, KSMatthew Mayeske (KS '23) | Gardner Edgerton High School | Gardner, KS | Feb 08, 2024
What's happening at Gardner Edgerton High School? Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson is visiting to speak to students about an important topic: being leaders in their school and community. When Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken takes the microphone, everyone finds out that a surprise is in store for one dedicated teacher. Lowell Milken presents 9th-10th grade social studies teacher Matthew Mayeske with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award and reveals that the assembly was organized to celebrate him. No one is more shocked than the educator himself! See how Mayeske became the 2,978th Milken Educator recognized on the coast-to-coast journey to 3,000 recipients in the photos below.