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Special photo: Mt. Zion High School Language Arts Teacher Shekema Silveri is swarmed by her students after she was surprised with a $25,000 award presented to her by the Milken Family Foundation. Silveri is the only teacher in the state of Georgia to receive the elite award this year.

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Mt. Zion High teacher receives elite award

Many successful people will often point to a school teacher as one who inspired them to achieve or believe in themselves when they were young. For several students at Clayton County’s Mt. Zion High School, that teacher is Language Arts instructor, Shekema Silveri.

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