PHOTOS: Exceptional Women: The one thing I wish I knew at 17
From the mighty to the humble, these women made a mark on the world this year, according to The Washington Post’s She the People blog. Let us know who else is deserving of recognition.
Antoinette TuffOn Aug. 20, the bookkeeper came face to face with a man who had entered her suburban elementary school with an AK-47-style assault weapon, 500 rounds of ammo and “nothing to live for.’’ She told him he wasn’t alone, that her husband walked out on her after 33 years. “We all go through something in life,’’ she reassured him, telling him she loved him and was proud of him as he began to surrender. President Obama called Tuff a hero. Read the story.Michael Habermann/Courtesy of Bethany House Publishers
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.