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Dereka Duncan Wins LA Milken Award in Port Allen

Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards, presents fifth grade science teacher Dereka Duncan with a Louisiana Milken Award and $25,000.

From left, Louisiana Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley; recipient Dereka Duncan; Cohn Elementary School Principal Cassy Brou; Lowell Milken, founder of the Milken Educator Awards; and West Baton Rouge Schools Interim Superintendent David Corona.

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