You probably don't know the name Ghyslain Raza, but it's a good bet that you know this guy.

In 2002, Raza, or Star Wars Kid as he's best known, filmed himself doing a series of passionate but clumsy Jedi fighting moves using a golf ball retriever as a two-handed light saber and had the misfortune of leaving the tape in the video camera for some of his classmates to find. They put the clip on the Internet where it has been seen by more than 1 billion viewers. The video spawned countless spinoff memes and was immortalized in an episode of "South Park."

It also kind of ruined Raza's life for a couple of years. He was severely harassed at school, dropped out, diagnosed with depression, and was admitted to a children's psych ward. He and his parents sued the families of the three classmates who put the video on the Internet for $250,000. They settled out of court.

Now eight years later, Gaza is in his 20s and attending law school at McGill University in Montreal. On top of his studies, he's finding time to start and run Patrimoine Trois-Rivières (it's in French, here's a translation into English), a conservation society dedicated to preserving the heritage of his hometown of Trois-Rivières. The organization's website says the group is working on a new website and is sparse on details, so I'm not sure what they preserve, be it nature, architecture, or culture, but whatever it is, it's nice to know that Star Wars Kid turned out alright.

Kudos Ghyslain, kudos.

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Star Wars Kid is a conservationist
Ghyslain Raza, aka Star Wars Kid, had a rough couple of years after a video of his freestyle Jedi fighting moves hit the net. Now eight years later he's re-emer