Whether one enjoys high school years or not, the yearbook is a cherished document representing four years that come to shape the future outcome of one's life.
Ms. Kurchner talked about the yearbook indident Thursday on Fly 92.3. She plans to attend Berklee School of Music in Boston after graduation. She is a singer and songwriter whose music is available online.The Post Star newspaper account makes a yearbook misprint sound like an awful incident of cyberbullying gone too far:
HOVER AND CLICK ON KURCHNER's "GOOD" PHOTO ABOVE TO SAMPLE HER MUSIC!
Kurchner's father reportedly dismissed the idea that the doctored photo was part of a publicity ploy. The yearbook company says whatever happened to the picture happened before they received it.
The doctored photo showed senior Maya Kurchner wearing a black dress, pearl necklace and a single gold tooth.The actual yearbook photo looks like this (you be the judge):::
Also: apparently, the student's name is also spelled (incorrectly) as Maya Kirchner.
MORE Good news to report: Principal Brett Miller tells the Times Union that all Saratoga High students who purchased yearbooks will get new copies this summer at no additional cost. Meanwhile, the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit will look into the matter.
At the very very least, the individual(s) who perpetrated the incident should be made to make full reimbursement for the reprinting of the yearbooks. Put college on hold and get a job until every penny is repaid.
Of course these days, we are so touchy-feely that won't happen. Just like I heard a local radio talk show host Thursday afternoon whining about Albany County's cyberbullying law. Seems the host, who seemed to enjoy making fun of the new law, would rather let arrested student Marquan Mackay-Meggs go than face the music. Problem is, the kid is then more likely to get involved in a more serious crime later on down the line.