June 26, 2001 at 7:45 PM CDT - Updated July 27 at 4:50 AM
This is a special night for a Moss Point teacher.
Sonja Brantley Boone is in Los Angeles at the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards.
She is one of 155-gifted teachers who will receive 25-thousand dollars as a Milken Award recipient.
The second grade teacher at Kreole Elementary... is one of those teachers who puts in very long hours... and is immensely dedicated to her students. She has worked in the Moss Point school district for the last 13 years.
The Milken Foundation calls her a "testament to achievement in the face of adversity"