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Scott Spino was an award-winning teacher in the Rochester City School District. Today, the foundation that bears his name is also winning awards.   In 2004, Spino was killed by a drunk driver. Spino was 28 years old at the time, and a popular teacher and coach at School 22. After his death, his parents started the Scott Spino Foundation to support public education in Rochester.

Now, the School Administrators Association of New York State says it will honor the foundation with its annual, Friend of Education Award. Since 2004, the Scott Spino Foundation has awarded 29 scholarships and given away more than 30,000 books to Rochester students. It also conducts a literacy program in 22 local schools. The Spino’s will be honored in a ceremony in Albany next month.

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