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Award Notification:  Vanessa Torres (SC '16)

Featured in this video:  Vanessa Torres (SC '16)
Columbia, SC   |    Dec 06, 2016
Nursery Road Elementary School

Vanessa Torres Wins Milken Award in South Carolina

Special guests are visiting Nursery Road Elementary School this morning: South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and Dr. Stephen W. Hefner, superintendent of Lexington-Richland School District Five. But there's one more special guest at the all-school assembly—and she's brought a big surprise for one teacher at Nursery Road! Watch as Dr. Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards, surprises Spanish teacher Vanessa Torres with South Carolina's 2016-17 Milken Educator Award and a huge check for $25,000, turning an ordinary day into one Torres will remember for the rest of her life.

Kleenex brand has a long history of supporting educators and is excited to expand its efforts by supporting the Milken Educator Awards. A brand partnership at 2016-2017 events will ensure honorees are cared for during every #KleenexMoment.

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  • Congratulations! I love your energy and perspective! I wish you and your kids all the best!

    Posted by Yuuko Arikawa, 11/12/2016 10:17pm (4 years ago)

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