Yearbook staffs that believe they have a duty to tell the stories of everyone from the quarterback to the transfer student will spend their year scouring the school for good story ideas.
From high school and college to the professional work world, the time I spent working with photo editor after photo editor helped shape my own vision as a photographer and made me into the photojournalist I became.
A yearbook’s success depends a great deal on the students selected for the job. The adviser’s job is to help guide students and teach them what is right and wrong, but all students selected should be self-motivated and willing to work.
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.