Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Lorena Ochoa in the Time 100
If you haven't picked up your Time magazine this week, maybe you should check your mail (And put down that "Highlights" issue for five damn minutes).
Lorena Ochoa made the Time 100 for most influential people in the world or something like that.
Ochoa was honored not only for her recent domination of the LPGA circuit but for the new schooling she has introduced in her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Nancy Lopez wrote the piece on Lorena, and explains the accomplishments:
Early in her career, Lorena recognized the opportunity to use her fame to improve education and reduce drop-out rates in her country. She first created a self-named foundation and subsequently funded an elementary school called La Barranca in her hometown. The school, which uses music, theater and other non-traditional learning tools to keep students engaged, will soon be joined by an adjacent high school.
Anyway, from a proud Arizona Wildcat, congrats Lorena (hey, and she talked to me one time back in the day!!!).