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Alexis Arias' $25,000 Milken Educator Award Celebration in Indio, CA

What's all the excitement at Amistad High School? The whole school is attending an assembly featuring Desert Sands Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Kelly May-Vollmar—but why is she here? It turns out there is a special guest who's about to change one outstanding educator's career. Watch as Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken presents English and senior studies teacher Alexis Arias with a 2023-24 Milken Award and $25,000. It's an unexpected honor the teacher and her Indio community will never forget!

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“The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action. Yes, recognition is a powerful motivator—to those who receive it as well as those who observe it.”  - Lowell Milken