Guadalupe Palacios is different from all the other students in her high school class in Mexico. It is not only because of her grey hair, or her deeply creased skin or her 96 years. Guadalupe is the most enthusiastic student in the class. She plans to live out her dream of finishing high school by her 100th birthday.
Guadalupe feels ready to give her. She had her first day of high school recently in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. Just like the other students, she wears the school uniform of a white polo shirt with a black skirt and gives it her own personal touch: a pink sweater.
She is affectionately known as “Dona Lupita.” She...