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Vanessa Torres Wins SC Milken Award

Nursery Road Elementary School  |  Columbia, SC  |  Dec 06, 2016

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Vanessa Torres vets

Veteran Milken Educators, colleagues and dignitaries gather around Spanish teacher Vanessa Torres to congratulate her on joining South Carolina's Milken Educator family.

From left, Regina Urueta (SC '06); Kimberly Freeman (SC '15); Shasta Looper (SC '12); South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman; Yvonne J. Dean Griffin (CT '99); recipient Vanessa Torres; Glenda Morrison (MO '97); Shirley G. Willimon (SC '98); Dr. Peggy Makins (SC '02); Arthur Lader (SC '97); Robert Oloo Ondere (SC '09); and Dr. Jane Foley (IN '94), senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards. Torres' daughter Sophia, a kindergarten student at Nursery Road, joins the group to celebrate her mom.

In this series:  Vanessa Torres (SC '16) In this photo:  Dr. Jane Foley (IN '94)Kimberly Freeman (SC '15)Yvonne J. Dean Griffin (CT '99)Arthur Lader (SC '97)Shasta Looper (SC '12)Dr. Peggy Makins (SC '02)Glenda Morrison (MO '97)Robert Oloo Ondere (SC '09)Vanessa Torres (SC '16)Regina Urueta (SC '06)Shirley G. Willimon (SC '98)

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

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