September 16, 1997 / Fall 1997 / Fundraising

Horizons Yearbook Design Features Personal Touch

Written by Idea File Staff

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.

Adviser Pam Smith said the idea to incorporate students’ signatures into the yearbook design was just one of several fund-raising promotions her staff conducted during the year.

“We’re constantly trying to raise money so we don’t stay in the red,” Smith said. “We’ve gotten more and more involved in fundraising as the costs to produce a yearbook have increased.”

She said ninth-graders’ signatures were used as elements of the endsheet design, while seventh – and eighth-grade students’ signatures were used in the designs for the class introduction pages. Teachers were also invited to participate. The charge for signatures was $1 for ninth graders and teachers and 50 cents for underclassmen.

Idea File Staff

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