Madison Mau is valedictorian of her tiny high school's senior class, but the University of Texas denied her anyway. Unwilling to accept that result, she lobbied the school to change its admissions policy.
At 93 years old, Betty Soskin is the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service, which itself just turned 99 this week. Though she’s lived an incredible life as a civil rights activist, songwriter, and field representative for a member of the California State Assembly, Soskin joined the park service eight years ago with a new passion: ensuring that the true scope of that history is recorded and remembered for years to come.
Americans Think National Parks Are Worth Way More Than We Spend On Them