The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Charter students treated with Iditarod musher visit


April 11, 2017

PEDRO, who has led two Iditarod sled dog teams, gets some love from Sweet Home Charter School students, from left, Kayla Matthews, Samantha Swanson smf Delaney Johnson during a visit to the school by his owner, Rachael Scdoris, right.

Rachael Scdoris told an audience of students at Sweet Home Charter School last week how she’s driven an Iditarod dog sled team through Alaskan weather at wind chill factors of 80 degrees below zero.

But the fact that she could barely see where she was going wasn’t due just to the conditions.

Scdoris is legally blind.

The charter school hosted Scdoris (pronounced “Sa-doris”), of Bend, as a celebration for the end of its second annual Read-a-thon Challenge Wednesday, April 5. Principal Tavia Thornton said the reading contest was modeled after the Iditarod race in that every minute...

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