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Michael Tapee Wins First Milken Award of 2023-24 Season

Hellstern Middle School  |  Springdale, AR  |  Oct 03, 2023

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Milken Educator Award recipient Michael Tapee gathers with visiting dignitaries in front of his Milken Award check. The $25,000 cash prize is unrestricted — recipients can use the funds however they choose.

From left, Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken; National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Joshua H. Barnett; recipient Michael Tapee (AR '23); NIET Vice Chairman Dr. Gary Stark (AR '01); Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders; Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Jacob Oliva; President of the Northwest Technical Institute and former Springdale Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins; and Springdale Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jared A. Cleveland.

In this series:  Michael Tapee (AR '23)
In this photo:  Dr. Gary Stark (AR '01)Michael Tapee (AR '23)

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

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