Andrea Deak, from the H.S. 570 Satellite Academy in New York City, will be honored in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate her status as the grand prize winner in Newegg’s Nominate Your Teacher Award program. Deak’s school will receive a new computer lab worth $25,000. H.S. 570 is dedicated to providing students who are at least 16 years old with an opportunity to earn their high school diploma in a smaller, student-centered learning community. The mission of the school is to help students improve their attendance, become active learners and graduate with full capability for future success.

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