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Taking a Shot

Lisa Bihon says her teenaged daughter Jordyn has a passion for archery that goes back to early childhood. That passion was reflected in the picture her daughter picked for the “Ads for Grads” section of her Derry Area, Pa., High School yearbook: a shot by her sister that shows the senior’s face through the sight of her bow. But the school called to say the photo was “inappropriate” because it shows the student with a weapon — even though there’s no arrow in the picture, and archery is actually offered as a class at the high school. “That’s her sport,” Lisa says. She posted about the issue on Facebook and says the post has gotten attention in the archery community. The local superintendent said officials would “look at” the issue — including the decision four years ago to publish a picture of a student with a bow not pointed at the camera. (AC/WTAE Pittsburgh) ...Perhaps that picture didn’t scare the school officials looking at it.
Original Publication Date: 20 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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