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Award Notification: Thomas Dennison (MD '16)
Havre de Grace Elementary School
Maryland Has a New Milken Educator: Thomas Dennison
Fifth-grade teacher Thomas Dennison loves helping his students tap into their powerful imaginations, staging Revolutionary War reenactments with water balloons and organizing massive math-oriented scavenger hunts. But Dennison never imagined that the all-school assembly at Havre de Grace Elementary School, with visiting dignitaries like State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen B. Salmon and Harford County Public School District Superintendent Barbara P. Canavan, would actually turn out to be for him! Watch as Mike Milken, co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation, surprises Dennison with Maryland's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and a $25,000 check, making it a day Dennison will remember for the rest of his career.
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