"Education is not on my agenda; education is my agenda." -Kenny Guinn
last week, nevada's former governor kenny guinn passed away. although his 8-year term ended in 2007, his legacy will last much longer. like many other nevada graduates, i was directly affected by guinn. he used the tobacco lawsuit settlement money to create "the millennium scholarship." along with over 60,000 other students, i was able to take advantage of this scholarship when i graduated high school. most of my college education was paid for in this way and i am beyond grateful for that. like guinn, education has always been extremely important to me. college was never optional; i always knew i was going to attend and because of guinn, i was able to graduate debt-free. several years ago, Time magazine named him one of the top 5 governors in the country. that's pretty amazing considering he had zero political experience before running for governor in 1999. to me, though, he is number one. seriously.