What’s been the most fun/interesting part of this for you?To see how much is going on at the school. I knew that there were some trips, since I had been going here since 6th grade, so I knew about the Alaska, Yukon and India trips. But I think it’s really interesting because you see the roster and you see how many kids [go on the trips] and how much opportunity the school offers, and you can see so much through the yearbook that you wouldn’t see otherwise. When you get a yearbook, you look at the headshots, you sign [it], and laugh at everybody’s pictures, but creating it is a whole different process.
What have you learned? I learned that it’s a group effort. If you want to be part of it, then you have the opportunity. Formatting and editing are skills that are extremely useful for jobs later in life. I’m actually considering going to college and studying graphic design, which is what we’re doing here.
What is the hardest part about creating the yearbook? The most difficult part has been dealing with the glitches in TreeRing because it’s a fairly new program. There isn’t necessarily a format or a template that you can use for everything, so you have to drag every picture individually, format it individually, and size it individually. Izzy (Isabelle Quinn ‘16), Sophie Johansen ‘15, and I have all been doing that. You have to do that for 700 pictures, and that’s one of the hardest things because it’s tedious.
What are the roles of different people in the group? We’re all editors who are assigned a section. Sheila has done all the work; she’s uploaded all the photos onto the program. We’re basically formatting everything. But each student gets a section, so some people are assigned clubs, some people are assigned student government, or headshots, and we all get to format the pages, and put all the pictures on.
Is there anything about the yearbook this year that’s really different? In previous years students have done it based on clubs having a section, or trips having a section, but this year we’re doing it like a timeline. We have Fall, Winter, and Spring, so all the sports, clubs and everything that happen in the Fall have their own section and so does each activity from the other trimesters. This year about half the yearbook has actually been donated to the seniors, just the senior pages and the parent pages. We’re doing it all online, which is really nice. There’s at least 40 kids who are editors because we also have a yearbook club that meets Thursdays at lunch. Audrey Thomas ‘15 and Jade Chowning ‘15, are leading that effort and we get to edit everything.