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Ewa Makai Middle School teacher wins $25,000 Milken Educator award

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Computer coding teacher Miki Cacace prepares her students at Ewa Makai Middle School for a fast-changing future while also taking time to truly understand where they're coming from.
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                                Ewa middle school teacher Miki Cacace, learned Tuesday that she won the Milken Educator award, worth $25,000.
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Ewa middle school teacher Miki Cacace, learned Tuesday that she won the Milken Educator award, worth $25,000.

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                                Above, Miki Cacace, far right, thanked students and the school while Board of Education Chairwoman Catherine Payne, left, and school Principal Kim Sanders, behind, looked on.
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Above, Miki Cacace, far right, thanked students and the school while Board of Education Chairwoman Catherine Payne, left, and school Principal Kim Sanders, behind, looked on.

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                                Ewa middle school teacher Miki Cacace, center, was hugged by fellow teacher Emma Ohashi on Tuesday after receiving the Milken Educator award. Behind them is staff member Luana Ragasa. State schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano Ige also attended the event.
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Ewa middle school teacher Miki Cacace, center, was hugged by fellow teacher Emma Ohashi on Tuesday after receiving the Milken Educator award. Behind them is staff member Luana Ragasa. State schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano Ige also attended the event.

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                                Ewa middle school teacher Miki Cacace, learned Tuesday that she won the Milken Educator award, worth $25,000.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, Miki Cacace, far right, thanked students and the school while Board of Education Chairwoman Catherine Payne, left, and school Principal Kim Sanders, behind, looked on.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Ewa middle school teacher Miki Cacace, center, was hugged by fellow teacher Emma Ohashi on Tuesday after receiving the Milken Educator award. Behind them is staff member Luana Ragasa. State schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano Ige also attended the event.