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Extraordinary Women of Tehachapi: Teresa Ruth

On March 4, the City of Tehachapi recognized five women who worked, lived or volunteered in the City of Tehachapi. The city received an overwhelming 70 nominations. Teresa Ruth was one of the five women who received the award for being an Extraordinary Women due to her role as a mentor.

One of the people who nominated Teresa had this to say about her qualifications: "She is an extraordinary woman because she sees the best in everyone and pushes them to their potential. She has the best life advice. She's the hardest working woman I know. She loves her job, and she does her job so incredibly well. She is a mother figure to so many.

"My whole family calls her 'Mother Teresa.' She has been a mom to me and most of my sisters. She has a magnetic, caring, loving energy to her.

"Teresa encourages everyone to compete with who they were yesterday."

Teresa is a mother of seven, whom she homeschooled and she has been a mentor to numerous young people over the last 10 years.

Teresa says, "Life is meant to be enjoyed. We all have a passion, own it and run with it! Take your sunshine and share it with the world. Don't be afraid to make a mistake, it's only a failure if you didn't learn from it."

Listen to Teresa being interviewed by Mya Acosta Community Engagement City of Tehachapi, about receiving her award on Tehachapod. Tehachapod.libsyn.com/tehachapis-extraordinary-women-recognition-teresa-ruth/.