Letter: Caption for track photo poor choice (June 22, 2022)
June 22, 2022
Regarding one of the photos from the elementary school track meet. The caption reads “Ryker Gourly, of Hawthorne, who is blind, with helper Jessika Brendle, right, gets a ribbon after competing in the 100 meters. P.E. teacher John Mithen paced Ryker so he could run the race.”
Jessika Brendle is an instructional assistant employed by the Sweet Home School District. To my knowledge, there are no employees with the job title of “helper”.
A better caption: Ryker Gourley, of Hawthorne, gets a ribbon after competing in the 100 meters.
His visual status is irrelevant to his ability...