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Sioux Falls English Teacher Gina Benz Joins SD Milken Award Winners

Roosevelt High School  |  Sioux Falls, SD  |  Oct 20, 2015

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Gina Benz portrait

English teacher Gina Benz's smile lights up Roosevelt High School after South Dakota Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp and Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley present her with South Dakota's 2015-16 Milken Educator Award. Benz grew up in rural South Dakota with limited educational opportunities, but teaching is in her blood: Her grandmother taught in a one-room schoolhouse on the South Dakota prairie.

In this series:  Gina Benz (SD '15) In this photo:  Gina Benz (SD '15)

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  • Roosevelt High School band
  • Drummers at Roosevelt High School
  • Superintendent Brian Maher
  • Students watch Gina Benz Milken Award
  • Cameras awaiting announcement
  • Secretary of Education Melody Schopp
  • Roosevelt High School kids in bleachers
  • Gina Benz reaction
  • Gina Benz emotional accepting Milken Award
  • Jane Foley hugs Gina Benz
  • Gina Benz SD Milken Award with check
  • Gina Benz with veteran Milken Educators
  • Gina Benz talks with reporters
  • Gina Benz portrait
  • Jane Foley visits Gina Benz classroom

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