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October 8, 2009 in City
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Shaw Middle School science teacher Kymberly Larson learns she has won the 2009 Milken Education Award for Washington during an assembly at the school Oct. 8, 2009.

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Shaw Middle School science teacher Kymberly Larson reacts after learning she has won the prestigious 2009 Milken Education Award for Washington on Oct. 8, 2009. The Milken Family Foundation is awarding 52 other teachers with the honor, which includes a $25,000 prize.

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Science teacher Kymberly Larson, who has taught at Shaw Middle School for seven years, won the 2009 Milken Education Award for Washington on Oct. 8, 2009. The honor includes an unrestricted $25,000 award and a trip to Los Angeles to participate in the Milken Educator Forum.

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Spokane Public Schools administrators honor Shaw Middle School science teacher Kymberly Larson, who won the 2009 Milken Education Award for Washington. Among the administrators are two previous winners of the Milken award.