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Knoxville's Paula Franklin Wins TN Milken AwardPaula Franklin (TN '17) | West High School | Knoxville, TN | Nov 16, 2017
The gym at West High School is packed for the morning assembly. Tennessee Education Commissioner Dr. Candice McQueen and other dignitaries are here to celebrate the school's exemplary growth as a Level 5 school—but is that the only reason for their visit? Things take an unexpected turn when Lowell Milken, chairman and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, tells the crowd that he has come all the way from California to surprise one outstanding educator with a national honor. When Milken names government teacher Paula Franklin a Tennessee Milken Educator, the day instantly becomes one Franklin will remember for the rest of her life. Follow along in the photos below.