Teen's Service Dog Earns Spot In Yearbook

A Virginia high school honored a student's service dog by putting him in the yearbook. Four-year-old Alpha attends school with his owner, A.J. Schalk, who has Type 1 diabetes. Using his sense of smell, the chocolate lab notifies A.J. when his sugar is too high or too low, 20 to 40 minutes before the teen could detect it himself. The school issued Alpha his own ID, but A.J. felt his pup deserved a photo in the yearbook too. After he consulted with a friend on the yearbook staff and a teacher, Alpha's photo was placed next to his. 



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