Photo by Karlie Gipe
By Karlie Gipe
At the end of every school year the students and staff look forward to two things; summer and yearbook distribution day. The yearbook is a complete record of the year’s big events put together by a group of dedicated students.
In the past, it has been said that the yearbook staff only takes pictures, writes up some captions and then sends them into a company that puts together the book. Taking a look behind the scenes, it turns out to be the complete opposite of what people expect.
The yearbook staff is a combination of two advisors, Ms. Alyson Ayres and Ms. Megan Axe and 13 students. All year round the students are gathering pictures, quotes, and ideas in order to put together a great book.
All of the pages in the yearbook start out completely blank. It is the staff’s responsibility to complete a blank page from the start.
Every week during clubs, homeroom or even after school, the yearbook staff dedicates time to working on a page layout. Deadlines are strictly in place, and by mid-March the book is completely finished and sent into a company to be printed.
According to students on the staff, it is a lengthy and creative process, but the end result is always worth the time and dedication. “I dedicate a lot of my time to yearbook. It has basically become my life since sophomore year,” senior member Jess Taylor said.