Lucy Li, an eleven-year-old from Redwood Shores, California, is the youngest golfer to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. She qualified by winning the sectional qualifier at Half Moon Bay in California with final rounds of 74 and 68 on a par-72 course. Formerly, Lexi Thompson was the youngest player in the Open. She was 12 when she qualified for the open in 2007. And in case you’re wondering, Andy Zhang of China was the youngest to play in the Men’s Open at age 14. Obviously, you have to be much older before golf is thought of as a four-letter word.
Jazmine Garcia is an eight-year-old Floridian, who helped her mother give birth. Krystle Garcia was in labor at home when she called 911, but the paramedics didn’t get there in time. That left Jazmine. For the next 8 minutes she calmly relayed the 911 dispatcher’s instructions to her mother, got towels and other things needed for the baby and secured the baby’s head as he was being born. When the paramedics took mother and baby son to the hospital, both were doing well. As for Jazmine, I bet she aced show and tell when she went back to school!
Brett Bigham, who is the first special ed teacher to be named Oregon’s teacher of the year, started the Special Needs Prom in 2009. To quote Bigham, “Everybody gets a prom. It was necessary”. It’s a prom like any other except there’s no prom king or queen, it’s held in the early afternoon and for those who need it there are special diet treats and quiet spaces to get away from the noise and lights. Students from other towns drive as much as an hour to attend. After all, it’s a “prom-inent” event in the lives of all young adults
Kristine Speare describes herself as a feminist, coffee addict and book lover. She describes her everyday hero of a father as a self-proclaimed feminist. On Father’s Day he posted a picture of the back of his t-shirt on Kristine’s Tumblr account. The back of his t-shirt reads “RULES FOR DATING MY DAUGHTER – 1. I DON’T MAKE THE RULES. 2. YOU DON’T MAKE THE RULES. 3. SHE MAKES THE RULES. 4. HER BODY, HER RULES”. However, as generous as Mr. Speare is sharing his rules, I don’t think he would be generous enough to “give you the shirt off his back”.