High School Student’s Service Dog Got Its Own Yearbook Photo
A.J. Schalk is a 16-year-old student in Falmouth, Virginia who has type-1 diabetes and his service dog named Alpha goes everywhere with him.
Alpha can sense when his blood sugar is about to drop, and let him know about 30 minutes before it happens. So he even brings the dog to school with him.
It goes to all his classes and the other kids love it. This year the people in charge of the yearbook decided to include Alpha by giving him his own yearbook photo.
His headshot is right next to A.J.'s in the yearbook, and he's listed as "Alpha Schalk." One of Andrew's classmates posted a photo of it after they got their yearbooks last week:
The school also made Alpha his own school I.D., and a photo of that is going viral too.
Read more at Fredericksburg.com.