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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May 31, 2017 / Pop Culture

Earlier this month, popular ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” featured the yearbook prominently. The show, which is set in the 1980s and follows the funny stories of a Philadelphia-area family, talked about the yearbook during the May 10 episode, “Jedi Master Adam Skywalker.” Adam, the youngest Goldberg, works on his school’s yearbook staff. His older siblings,…

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February 6, 2017 / Pop Culture

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? At the Yearbooks Blog, we know what ours was! Honda got creative, inspirational and a bit nostalgic as they told viewers to chase their dreams in their 60-second Super Bowl ad. They also used some celebrity star power in the yearbook-themed spot. We got to see yearbook photos…

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December 13, 2012 / Pop Culture

Think about this – if one of your high school classmates becomes really, really famous, then the value of your yearbook might just go through the roof.

On a recent episode of the History Channel show “Pawn Stars,” a man who bought one of John Wayne’s high school yearbooks for $1 at an estate sale brought it in to see how much it was worth.

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May 10, 2012 / Pop Culture

It’s fun to look back on quotes in the yearbook. Those words of wisdom usually offer great perspective a few years down the road. Or in many cases, some great laughs.

At TheAtlantic.com, they comprised a gallery of yearbook images and quotes from some famous celebrities.

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February 14, 2012 / News / Pop Culture

In the past two weeks, New York Knicks basketball player Jeremy Lin has become a sensation. Undrafted out of Harvard, Lin stepped into the New York lineup and is scoring 27 points a game as a starter.

Lin, one of the few Asian-American players in NBA history, has been viewed as a classic underdog story and has touched off “Linsanity” among basketball fans and New Yorkers.

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November 29, 2011 / Pop Culture

Take a look at this recent column by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko from The Times newspaper in Whiting, Ind., all about yearbooks and the interesting perspective they can provide on previous generations.

While doing some work at a museum, Faulkner Kosalko was able to go through yearbooks for local schools dating back to the 1940s, 1950s, even as far back as 1913.

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