2018 Caught Our Eye

These outstanding spreads, images, graphics and more from 2018 yearbooks will make you stop and take a second look. Your next yearbook idea is waiting here.

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  • 2018 Golden EchoesSt. Pius X High SchoolAtlanta, Georgia

      Theme: "We Got This"
      Adviser: Ashley Curlette
      Editors: Ansley Reese, Brooke Sledge
      Walsworth representative: Taja Slydell

      Students living in Atlanta, Georgia, are used to heat and humidity; but a solar eclipse, hurricane, snow, freezing temperatures and a boil water advisory due to a water main break all in one year might make them think the Apocalypse was near. Photos of students in the snow, experiencing the eclipse and damage from Hurricane Irma and a timeline of the out-of-the-norm events are accompanied by a collection of memories from students who experienced the various oddities. This is a great spread to help students at the school, years from now, remember the year of strange things.

      – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

    1. 2018 Round-UpWoodland Junior High SchoolFayetteville, Arkansas

        Theme: "Amplify"
        Adviser: Andrew Young
        Editors: Rose Long, Avery Norris
        Walsworth representative: Jenny Olson

        Lucky are the high school yearbooks that have amazing junior high/middle school programs feeding them. Such a strong program is the yearbook at Woodland Junior High. Alternative coverage in the panels of mugs included lots of great questions, offering a deeper insight into the student body. The staff also used their theme colors and circles as accents with the extra coverage. The ice cream cone and slice of pizza on the right side take on the theme colors to differentiate percentages representing the students’ answers.

        – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

      1. 2018 DecapelloSouth Miami Senior High SchoolMiami, Florida

          Theme: "Moments that Shine"
          Adviser: Christina Alvarez
          Editor: Ashley Bermudez
          Walsworth representative: Sarah Burker

          There are high flyers at every school. The Decapello staff took 12 students who were named Silver Knights for maintaining a 3.2 GPA throughout high school who and donated their time to help the school and community 
and showcased them and their volunteer work. So often we know students get academic and athletic awards for their work, but we don’t always know what that work was. A cutout portrait of the student and a candid photo of their volunteer work with a short copy block help us see and understand the amazing work these students did to win their awards. This is a great way to expand academic coverage in the yearbook.

          – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

        1. 2018 El DiabloHinsdale Central High SchoolHinsdale, Illinois

            Theme: "Speak of the Devil"
            Advisers: Erin Palmer, Lesley Nagle
            Editors: Caroline Hodakowski, Maddie Studnicka
            Walsworth representative: Mary Slater - CJE

            What’s in a name? Everyone’s got one, but there are always a few, in every school, that you’d like to know how that person got that name. The yearbook students at Hinsdale Central found five students with interesting names and did a short story on each student explaining how their names came about. Since this is also their 75th anniversary book, the staff members also looked at popular names from 1923 and today. They also surveyed the school to find the most popular names enrolled at the school. The most popular boy’s name in 1923 was John, and it still is today at Hinsdale Central.

            – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

          1. 2018 AntlerTivy High SchoolKerrville, Texas

              Theme: "Tivy Strong"
              Adviser: Donna Hale
              Editor: Molly Murphy
              Walsworth representatives: Paula Adamek, Davis Gamble

              The children of alumni look at their parent’s high school yearbook and ask, “Mom, Dad, did you really wear stuff like that when you were in high school?” The Antler staff listed six genre of clothing students wore at their school then found a guy and a girl to model those fashions. The photos have the backgrounds cut out, drawing all attention to the student and clothes. Alternative coverage featured shoes students wear to school from Birkenstocks to Crocs. One day in the future Jackson Young’s children are going to ask him if he really wore a cheetah print suit and tie.

              – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

            1. 2018 South PawPark Hill South High SchoolRiverside, Missouri

                Theme: "Echo"
                Adviser: Megan Palmer
                Editors: Delaney Barnicle, Elaina Cassity
                Walsworth representative: John Kelley

                In their 20th anniversary book, the South Paw staff included amazing chronological coverage of the current year, but also looked back over the past 20 years. As part of their weekly coverage, the staff went back to look at memorable events that happened during the last 20 years during that week. From the first iPhone being announced to the impeachment of President Clinton, the alternative coverage on the spreads had a great walk down memory lane of things that happened during the lifetime of the school. During the week of Nov. 20 there was a Culture Fair, Thanksgiving travels and musical events. Historically that week “Toy Story 2” was released in 1999, the school had a Wendy’s High School Heisman Award finalist in 2002 and in 2005, the Xbox 360 was released. This is fun alternative coverage and a great way to share the history of the school and what was going on in the world at the same time.

                – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

              1. 2018 ExcaliburVillage Christian AcademyFayetteville, North Carolina

                  Theme: "Beneath the Surface"
                  Adviser: Jill Gunter
                  Editors: Allison Cales, Emma Stack
                  Walsworth representative: Kristine West

                  We’ve all been there. We’ve dropped our phone and for a few horrifying moments, we hoped and prayed the screen didn’t crack. We all also know someone at our school who has a cracked screen and maybe a good story to go with it. The Excalibur staff collected stories from students in their K-12 school and along with informal portraits of the students, the cracked phones were photographed and included with the story of how the phone was broken. Just because something happens often to many students doesn’t mean it can’t be a good topic for a yearbook spread.

                  – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

                1. 2018 Raging BullWiregrass Ranch High SchoolWesley Chapel, Florida

                    Theme: "What's Within You? Find Your Maroon"
                    Adviser: Kimberley Khalaf
                    Editors: Alexi Kim, Julia Leck, Isabella Saldana-Burgos
                    Walsworth representatives: Missy Green, Adam Livesay - CJE, Tracy de la Feuilliez - CJE

                    Having an attractive, simple and effective design utilizing a strong photo is the best way possible to open a yearbook. The opening of the 2018 Raging Bull uses a photo of a student that has been shot with very shallow depth of field, drawing attention to the student. Then, the color has been desaturated from the background of the crowd at the assembly, further drawing attention to the student in the foreground. The implied motion coming across the page from left to right and the use of white space on the right side draw attention to the block of theme copy very effectively.

                    – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

                  1. 2018 TalonChippewa Valley High SchoolClinton Township, Michigan

                      Theme: "Take the Risk"
                      Adviser: Becky Kiel
                      Editors: Jordan Agosta, Christina Ahee
                      Walsworth representatives: Deanne DeMare, Lisa Sparks

                      In what is an annual tradition in the Talon, the yearbook staff at Chippewa Valley High School features the siblings who attend the school together. Using two double-page spreads to get all 36 groups of siblings included, the staff used posed photos and the students’ responses to questions about their sibling relationships or advice for each other. This increases coverage and shows what a family feel the school has – literally.

                      – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

                    1. 2018 Signet IICharlotte Catholic High SchoolCharlotte, North Carolina

                        Theme: "Inspired"
                        Adviser: Bridget Simpson
                        Editors: Mary Pryor, Katie Riggsbee
                        Walsworth representative: Carolyn Henderson - CJE

                        Have you ever heard you look like someone famous? Watching a movie, walking down the street or looking around the classroom, we see doppelgangers everywhere. The staff of the Signet II found students who look like celebrities, including an animated character. Finding students who look like faculty members, or maybe students who look like students from years ago for an anniversary book, can provide fun coverage ideas and is a lot of fun for students. Try to put as much information as possible about who the character/celebrity is to help jog the memory years down the road.

                        – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

                      1. 2018 SalmagundiSeminole High SchoolSanford, Florida

                          Theme: "So, There's That."
                          Advisers: Veronica Sarmiento, Heather Keenan
                          Editors: Braeden Carlton, Jessica Man
                          Walsworth representatives: Missy Green, Adam Livesay - CJE, Tracy de la Feuilliez - CJE

                          So many schools near the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico had major issues with hurricanes near the beginning of the school year. How students dealt with the devastation has to be included in the yearbook’s coverage. The staff at Seminole High School in Florida covered the cleanup students did following Hurricane Irma in September. Coverage included photos of students cleaning up fallen trees and debris from their yards, how students helped their families prepare, how students spent their time during the week without power, and the struggle between their local school district wanting to have school and the governor of Florida choosing to cancel all schools in the projected path of the hurricane. Tragedies and natural disasters can’t be ignored in the yearbook.

                          – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School

                        1. 2018 EmergeLincoln-Way East High SchoolFrankfort, Illinois

                            Theme: “Why”
                            Adviser: Amy Cavanaugh
                            Editor: Megan Borgens
                            Walsworth representative: Valerie T. Tanke - CJE

                            Helping readers learn more about their fellow students is part of what a yearbook should do. Utilizing student profiles in the mug shot pages is a great way to highlight students, expand coverage and break up what can become the monotony of page after page of photos. The Emerge staff used students’ answers to questions and a posed COB portrait of the student along with theme-related geometric shapes to provide an attractive expansion of their student coverage.

                            – written by Jim McCrossen, adviser, Blue Valley Northwest High School