Students' work preserves high school memories

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[November 17, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

It takes a village to built a yearbook. If you don't believe that, check out the group of kids who are diligently working on the LCHS yearbook for the 2012-13 school year.

According to Mrs. Jennifer Gouin, the yearbook sponsor, putting together a nice publication is a lot easier today then it was when she worked on her first book 16 years ago. Today, technology and the Internet make it easy for the kids to do their own layouts and ship them off to the publisher. Gouin remembered that when she began doing this, layouts were done on paper and mailed to the publisher. Then the students had to wait for proofs to be mailed back. Once the proofs arrived, they were checked for errors, and if there were errors, the process was repeated until it was finally perfect.

For the school year, the yearbook staff divides into teams. Each team has specific organizations or athletic teams that they follow throughout the year or season, documenting the very best moments at LCHS for the book.

Yearbooks are a long-standing tradition in high schools and colleges. They serve as a means of preserving students' history in school and give them something they can keep with them for the rest of their lives.

Pictures by  Karen Hargis and Jennifer Gouin

2012-2013 LCHS yearbook staff members: (front row) Annalee Baxter and Janessa Merritt; (standing) Shakia Dawson, Megan Brown, Dalanie Schleder, India Ballew, Loren Smith, Kristin Leake, Serena Cunningham, Jenna Meister, Elijah Cox, Cheyenne Roher, Alisha Snyder, Skylar Morgan, Rhiniqua Carter, and the yearbook sponsor, Mrs. Jennifer Gouin.

 India Ballew, Elijah Cox and Serna Cunningham are working on the layout
pages for the football and volleyball teams that will be part of this year's
2012-2013 yearbook.


Dalanie Schleder and Lauren Smith are working on the design and layout of
the spirit group for dress-up days. All staff members are assigned to teams
that "snapshot" an event or some portion of student life.

Annalee Baxter and Janessa Merritt are the sales team for the yearbook.
They go out and sell ads to businesses in the community, scan the business
cards into the system and lay out the pages to go into the yearbook.


Yearbook is an extracurricular activity, so the book has to be paid for with dollars brought in through advertising sales.








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