Yearbook Photos May Look a Bit Different This Year

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’20-’21 Yearbook Class on zoom. (Photo courtesy of Linda Filo)

Scenes from school this year won’t include students in classrooms, hanging out by the lockers or playing basketball in the gym, eating on the lunch tables or competing during Spirit Week.             

 But the Yearbook team is still hard at work capturing campus life for a hardcover yearbook. And they have a theme, too, and as always, it remains a secret until the book comes out.

“It’s important because we want to document this because this year is different,” said Linda Filo, yearbook advisor. “It has changed our lives and we don’t want to act like we didn’t go to school. When you pull out your four years of yearbooks, we want people to have all four.”

In the past, students in the Yearbook elective would bounce ideas off each other and then run around and help each other out, but now it is difficult, as everything is online.  Not only is it harder to help each other out, it is also harder to build a bond with the new students on zoom. Nonetheless, four freshmen joined the class, a similar number as in the past, explained Linda and senior Claire Haynes, Editor in Chief of the yearbook. 

Not being at school also poses the challenge of not having usual activities like Spirit Week and other events where photographers could run out and snap pictures, so the Yearbook team has shifted gears and come up with new ideas for a lot of pages. They are asking students and teachers to send in shots of them doing school at home. 

“The yearbook will have some Zoom screenshots, but we’re trying to limit the number of those so it doesn’t look too repetitive or boring,” Claire said. “That’s why it’s important for everyone to send in their own pictures!”  

The yearbook team wants people to send pictures of what they are doing at home, fun activities, and school or home-related pictures. Send photos to [email protected]. Ordering is still underway at $35 for freshman, sophomores and juniors, $30 for seniors and teachers. Go to http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01051890