Seventeen-year-old figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond, from Marystown, achieved a major milestone this past weekend. She finished eighth in the world in the Women’s Singles event. Eighth in the world! And she is from Newfoundland and Labrador!
I was saddened to see the headline in the March 18 edition of The Telegram: “Marystown skater stumbles to eighth.”
If that wasn’t bad enough, the article on this marvellous achievement was relegated to page D3, some 27 pages deep, in the regular sports section.
Surely you can do better than that?
Maybe a front-page article would have been more appropriate, in lieu of that riveting piece on potatoes?
It mystifies me why the achievements of our best and brightest, like Ms. Osmond, would be demeaned in this manner.