|Posted by titantv on March 11, 2014 at 1:20 PM|
By Kayla Gallion
Yearbook sales are now in full swing, and several opportunities involving the yearbook have become available for students. The yearbook staff has just finished work on this year’s annual. This means that Yearbook Distribution Day is drawing nearer, and books are selling out quickly.
Said staff member Jordan Wrenn, “the yearbook this year is better than I’ve ever seen it. The staff has worked really hard this year trying to make it fun and something everyone will love.” The price of the book is $80 and can be ordered either in Mr. Ferguson’s classroom or online at jostensyearbooks.com. $30 deposits are allowed, but balances must be paid before students can get their book. Yearbooks will be distributed the third week of May, so in order to participate in signing, it is important for students to purchase their yearbooks soon.
Senior Superlative voting will be going on for the next two weeks. This is a great opportunity for students to get directly involved with what goes in the yearbook because all seniors get the chance to vote for their choices. There are several new, creative superlatives this year, including Rebel Without a Cause, Most Likely to be Late for Graduation, and Silliest Senior. Any senior that would like to vote was sent an email with the link by Mr. Wiseman. Students should vote soon so their picks will end up in the yearbook.
The yearbook staff is also using new, creative ways to get their information out to students and to get feedback from fellow Titans in order to make the book interesting. Accounts for the yearbook have popped up on all sorts of social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. These accounts exist to get students more involved with the making of the book and offer several ways for students to do so. For example, pictures can be posted to the Instagram account @mcdowellhsyearbook, and several will be chosen to appear in the annual. They also offer sneak peeks of pages, as does the Twitter account @OdysseyMHS14 and the yearbook’s Facebook profile. Any questions about the yearbook can be asked on these sites, and students can even suggest things that should be added to the book.
According to Mr Ferguson, “the staff has put a great deal of effort into including as many people as possible this year.” More than ever before, this yearbook has been tailored to include things the students of McDowell really want to see. In order to do make this happen, the staff has asked that students share their ideas and photos, vote in polls, and make this yearbook truly their own.