This was last fall at Helena’s almost-famous KIPP charter school, officially styled Delta College Preparatory. The occasion? A school-wide assembly to celebrate yet another honor and award. Scott Shirey, founding principal and guiding light at Delta College Prep, was getting a big check. Literally. It was one of those oversize babies you see on game shows, and it came in recognition of his being named, well, memory fails…But it was something important from the Milken Foundation, and it meant some valuable dollars for Delta’s shoestring budget and bright future.