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Meet the 2015-16 Milken Educator Award Winners

Photo 9 of 37 Michael Sana (HI '15) Nationwide

Michael Sana (HI '15) │Science teacher, Waipahu High School │ Waipahu, HI

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Date of Award: January 29, 2016

Hawaii Governor David Ige and First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige were on hand to surprise Michael Sana for his Milken Award notification. When it was his turn at the microphone, an emotional Sana focused on his students. "Work hard and get your education," he told them. "Each one of you can contribute." Sana, who teaches AP Biology, biology and medical biotechnology, is the only instructor in Hawaii certified with Rutgers University to teach biotech.


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