Hawaii teacher surprised with prestigious awardUPDATED 7:28 PM HST Mar 03, 2014Video Transcript
The day after those Oscars were handed out in Hollywood... One teacher in Hawaii in received an award that means just as much! Just like an Oscar.. It's an award best shared with others! foley 6:13-6;20 RUMOR HAS IT YOU HAVE THE BEST STUDENTS IN HAWAII IS IT TRUE? Jane Foley----Vice president of the Milken Foundation-- fires up the students at Kalakaua middle schoool. It's with good reason. Hawaii's only Milken award of the year is about to be presented right in front of them. The Milken educator award recognizes exceptional work by an educator. The honor comes with a unrestricted 25- 000 dollar cash prize. Calling it the oscars of education... the Governor played along with the envelope.... 19:19-19:23 are you ready for the envelope? 19:38 .. AWARD WINNING TEACHER OF THE MILKEN AWARD? MICHELLE KAY!!!! The very surprised Kay was joined on stage by other past Hawaii Milken award winners--- 29:48030:03 BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS I AM A TEACHER AND BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS I WILL CONTINUE TO BE A TEACHER AS LONG AS I CAN KEEP DOING IT :57 Kay--- hails from indianapolis. Her love of marine biology brought her to Hawaii. She teaches science and has put together Kalakaua middle schools VEX BOTS robotic program. She says teaching was a long time dream. 34:22 WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN PROBLEMS THAT WE GO THROUGH AND I FEEL AS THROUGH SOMETIMES I WAS SEEKING ATTENTION AND NOBODY SAW ME. NOBODY SAW ME TRYING TO REACH OUT FOR HELP AND I DECIDED AT A YOUNG AGE THAT I WANTED TO BE THERE TO HELP OTHERS THAT DIDNT KNOW HOW TO ASK FOR HELP :38 Kalakaua's VEX robotics team has qualified for the championships again!!! and will be headed for Anaheim to compete. 35:45-36;09 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE GOT ANY IDEAS WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH IT? :49 TO BE HONEST THE FIRST IDEA IS WHEW! MAYBE I CAN PAY FOR THE AIRFARE FOR OUR TRIP I APRIL! :55 BUT NO, I'M SPEECHELSS THE MONEY THAT I DO HAVE I ALWAYS END UP GIVING TO MY STUDENTS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER SO FOR SURE ITS GONG BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY HERE IN KALIHI AND BACK TO OUR STUDENTS. Since 1990... 71 Hawaii educators have received the Milken Educator Awards.