HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - This week hasn't been typical for
fourth-grade teacher Aaron Wilson.
On Thursday, the 29-year-old never dreamed he'd leave Woodley
Elementary School $25,000 richer than when he arrived to teach math
Principal Michelle Johnson nominated Wilson, a science and math
teacher, for the Milken Family Foundation's National Educator
Award. The school learned Wilson won during a surprise assembly.
In addition to the money, Wilson gets an free trip to Los
Angeles for an education conference in April.
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