Sahuarita Unified School District Superintendent Manuel Valenzuela, center, hugs Walden Grove High School english teacher Christopher Laughland as he's awarded the 2013 Milken Educator Award, amounting to $25,000, during a surprise school-wide assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the school, 15510 S. Sahuarita Park Road, in Sahuarita, Ariz. Laughland, who also coaches baseball and advises the student council, is the only Arizona award recipient. Photo by Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

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