How are schools around the country telling the story of the year? Check out this series as we highlight the incredible work yearbook staffs are doing under unusual circumstances. Yearbook staffs have had to find new ways to cover what's happening at their school, and they've done an incredible job so far!
Our 2012 Video Contest drew a lot of entries based on the popular viral video “Gangnam Style.” One of them, “Whoop Em’ Giant Style” from Fremont Ross High School, was even chosen one of the four winners.
So how did the Fremont Ross staff use their $250 Visa gift card to upgrade their yearbook room?
With the theme for this year’s yearbook, the staff at Iowa Falls-Alden High School in Iowa Falls, Iowa, wanted students to recognize how fast the years fly by and remind them “to not blink or you’ll miss it and to preserve the memories by buying a yearbook.”
The video the staff submitted for Walsworth’s 2012 Video Contest is based on this year’s theme. It includes current pictures of this year’s seniors, compared with pictures from when they were younger.
They’ve got a lot of fun, new teachers this year at Blennerhassett Middle School in Parkersburg, W.V., which is what prompted the production of a video to introduce them all at open house and then in turn promote yearbook sales.
The yearbook staff’s pitch with the video has been, “Would you want to forget these people?”
All the students at Sherwood High School in Creighton, Mo., become like a tight-knit family during their years there. That was the message the yearbook staff wanted to express with their video for our 2012 Video Contest.
The inspiration was a parody of High School Musical, and as the staff described, “Whether you are a band member, football player, or drama student we are all working for a common goal. To survive high school. The yearbook will help us to remember that we were all in it together.”