California's First Lady Sharon Davis swept into town Thursday for a two-day visit with an impressive entourage of staff at her heels.
The first lady was here to participate in a number of speaking engagements, all of them interesting and worthwhile.
But Friday morning Davis did more than give an interesting speech — she gave money in the shape of a $5,000 school library enrichment grant to Southwest High School in El Centro.
"Twelve-hundred schools applied for this grant and only 52 were selected," Davis told students assembled in the school's media center as she handed a check to principal Joe Evangelist.
The students at Southwest High may have a really awesome campus with lots of shiny new buildings but what they don't have is a good book-to-student ratio.