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Rory Inouye Joins HI Milken Educators

Rory Inouye (HI '23)   |   Waiakea High School  |  Hilo, HI  |  Apr 09, 2024

Aloha, Waiakea High School! Hawai'i Lt. Governor Sylvia Luke and Superintendent of Education Keith Hayashi are visiting for an all-school assembly. But wait … the real reason for today's assembly becomes clear when Superintendent Hayashi introduces special guest Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards, who surprises math teacher and hometown hero Rory Inouye with a Hawai'i Milken Award and $25,000! It's an unforgettable day for the educator and WHS alum, recognized in front of proud students, colleagues and visiting dignitaries. Click through the photos below to see how the surprise unfolded. Inouye is the 2,990th Milken Educator Award recipient on the journey to awarding our 3,000th Milken Educator.

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