May 25, 2017 / Coverage / Staff Fun / Theme

Service dog earns his photo in Timber Creek yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

For their 2017 yearbook, the staff at Timber Creek High School in Fort Worth, Texas, chose the unifying, inclusive theme of “Shine Brighter Together.”

That’s why when students received their books earlier this months and began flipping through the People section, they found a portrait of service dog Soldier Campbell mixed in with the freshmen, on the same row as his owner, Kathryn Campbell.

As reported in detail here by The Daily Dot, Soldier is a Golden Retriever who accompanies Campbell, a Timber Creek freshman who experiences seizures, everywhere and provides her comfort.

Soldier is a well-known presence around the school, and Timber Creek yearbook adviser Kathy Beers told The Daily Dot that Soldier was “as much a part of our school as any soul who enters our doors.”

Does your yearbook have any similar experiences with service dogs, or unique circumstances in the people section? If so, please share in Comments below.

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    We have three students training service dogs at Bishop Kelley. We chose not to include their portraits in the student section (however we do have their portraits), but they are included in various club pictures with their trainers. One even graduated and walked across the stage with his trainer. He even had his own mortarboard.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.