The then-15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for women has been awarded the Nobel Prize.
Malala Yousafzai, now 17, survived the attack and subsequently moved to Birmingham, England, where she has continued to be an outspoken proponent of peace and human rights.
Given her emphasis on the importance of education, I like this sentence from the New York Times story:
Ms. Yousafzai was at school … when the prize was announced and was taken out of her chemistry class to be informed of the award.
No previous Nobel Prize Winner was ever in high school; Malala is the youngest recipient of the award in Nobel history.