Celebrating Kathy Craghead: Her life, career and the impact she made on yearbook

Long-time yearbook adviser Kathy Craghead passed away on May 23. We reached out to some of Kathy’s closest yearbook friends and asked them to reflect on her life.

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Editor-in-chief’s Corner

Despite not going into a field related to journalism and print media, my experience on the yearbook staff, including a year as editor-in-chief, at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Md., has helped me succeed in my career as a software engineer. Just as I would edit and write copy then, now I edit code through code reviews and write using code.

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In my progression from beginning journalist to editor-in-chief, I have attended three JEA/NSPA fall national conventions: 2008 in St. Louis, 2009 in Washington, D.C. and 2010 in Kansas City. All have provided invaluable opportunities to me personally and to our entire Cambia staff at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo.

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