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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Fall 1997

September 17, 1997 / Design / Fall 1997 / Theme

erhaps when you were a child, filling in your first coloring book, your mother told you to stay inside the lines. That may be a standard for coloring books, but in yearbooks, following the standard, doing things the way they have always been done or, if you will, staying inside the lines, can stifle creativity and give your yearbook a dated, stale look. Experiment, open your mind to new ideas, new approaches, new looks.

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September 17, 1997 / Fall 1997 / Staff Management

The growing trend of school systems across the country changing from a six-or seven-period day to a block schedule has made it even more challenging to produce a yearbook.

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September 17, 1997 / Coverage / Fall 1997 / Interviewing/Reporting

YES/NO QUESTIONS
Never ask them, even if you follow up with “why?” They only give you weak quotes that force you to use awkward transitions. Check your questions and rewrite them to eliminate yes/no questions. A questions is yes/no if it begins with any of these words: do, does, did, have, has, had, can, could, should, will, would, was, were, might, must.

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September 17, 1997 / Coverage / Fall 1997

Sami A. Slaquer
8:30 a.m., somewhere on the West Coast – Sami is assigned the hottest story of the year – an investigative piece on the new speed bumps that are causing damage to cars in the school’s parking lot.

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September 16, 1997 / Fall 1997

Anne Whitt, adviser of student publications at Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Fla., was recently selected as a 1997 Special Recognition Adviser by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund (DJNF) in its annual National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year award program.

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September 16, 1997 / Fall 1997 / Fundraising

Everyone has heard of having a yearbook signed after it is published, but how about before? For a small fee, students at Albemarle Road Middle School, Charlotte, N.C., were able to reserve a spot for their signatures on the class introduction and endsheet designs of the 1997 Horizons yearbook, thus sealing their place in the annals of school history.

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