Walden Grove High School english teacher Christopher Laughland, center, is surrounded by student council representatives as he makes a phone call to share the news he'd received 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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