More than Just a Book
A football player, drenched in sweat, rushes from the locker room to orchestra rehearsal, violin case in hand. A student council member chews the eraser end of a pencil, contemplating the specifics of this year’s prom. The newspaper photographer lies on the gym floor during a pep rally to get the best photos. The events that go on at the school bring all of the students together. The different personalities and talents of each student show what it truly means to be a part of something bigger than them. Each student brings his/her own uniqueness and his/her own individuality to our school. We, the yearbook staff, are here to capture those memories and preserve them for a lifetime. Every year a small, elite group of students dedicate their time, patience, and skills to provide a book that contains their high school career. Many students don’t understand the effort that is required to make a book that will keep these memories alive. I am in charge of managing a yearbook staff of 25 people to create a 300 page book in only 8 short months that every student is satisfied with. This huge feat doesn’t happen overnight, or without its own unique challenges. It requires strenuous hours and tremendous effort by all three groups of our team to make this volume of the yearbook blossom and thrive.
The yearbook alone, with its utmost importance, deserves recognition, but it is the faceless, nameless individuals who commit and devote themselves to the book that deserve the highest respect and support. The yearbook community consists of photo-journalists, assistant editors, and editors in chief. This group of individuals come together to make up the team that will ultimately give the gift of memories to each student at the end of the school year. Unlike other team events, the yearbook staff does not have try-outs or focus on physical ability to bring together this band of students. Applying is simple, and the...