February 17, 2006 07:53:00 GMT
San Diego High School students got a big surprise on Wednesday, a visit from Oprah as well as Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and wife Melinda
Oprah Winfrey, the talk show queen has on Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 paid a visit to San Diego High School with the companion of Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and wife Melinda. Their visit absolutely became a big surprise for the students there for it was not publicly announced and the press was barred from the campus.
During the three-hour hush-hush visit, Oprah's TV crew was trailing the billionaire couple as they met with nine students for an upcoming segment of about the Gates' school-reform efforts.
To your notice, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $11 million to the San Diego Unified School District in 2003 to reform three large high schools, whereas Winfrey has also donated millions to academic programs and six years ago honored 17-year-old Chula Vista High School senior Melissa Payne on her TV show.