A glance into the yearbook

Audrey Poynter, Reporter

Come May, the halls will be filled with students excitedly flipping through the pages of the yearbook, hoping to catch a glimpse of themselves. 

The yearbook, however, is quite an undertaking for the group of 33 students whose second period is a frenzy of collecting interviews, taking photographs, and creating each page.

“Yearbook is really fast-paced,” sophomore Annabel Sawin said. “Designing the spreads and taking the photos are my favorite part of yearbook: I like seeing it all come together on the page.”

In the bottom right corner of every page is a credit to the group who created it: from the travel page down to the English page. In the end, the yearbook is one big group project.

“I get to work together with a group of people to give the student body their own stories back to them. It’s their experience through high school, so they can look back on a time that was meaningful to them” senior  Josie Ochsner, sports editor, said.

Yearbook exists outside of broadcasting and newspaper for one main reason: permanence. Looking back at old high school memories, from what horrible hairstyles were fashionable to how the environment shaped it’s students, are only possible with the permanence of the yearbook. 

“The yearbook shows what happens throughout the whole year. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to properly represent the school,” senior Maverik Patterson, photographer, said.

Come May, the yearbook staff will see all of their hard work pay off. Every moment they spent worrying about deadlines and taking perfect photographs will have been worth it. The book has been first in the state for 2 years in a row, and are finalists this year.

“We get the freedom to work at our own pace. Yes, we have deadlines, but we each get to tackle things as a team and see it all come together. It’s not just taking photos and writing stories. We do a lot with graphic design, which I really like,” junior Isaac Robinson said.