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Almost eight decades after she worked on the first yearbook staff at St. Peter’s High School, G.G. Wehinger made her first trip back to her alma mater last spring when she visited the 2001-2002 Petrarchan yearbook staff.
Sandy Jacoby not only found her passion in yearbooks, her commitment and exuberance has helped countless students uncover the same passion and realize their potential as leaders and communicators.
Many stories about former JEA Yearbook Advisers of the Year tell a familiar tale of non-journalism majors who stumbled into yearbook advising by accident, with no experience or preparation, and discovered a lifelong passion.
Terry M. Nelson, publications adviser with Central High School, Ind., was selected as the 2001 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund (DJNF) for her outstanding contribution to teaching journalism and advising the Munsonian newspaper.
Richard McWherter, art teacher and yearbook adviser at Derry Area H.S. in Derry, Pa., has been included in the first edition of the international Who’s Who in the 21st Century for his exceptional contributions to photography and visual arts.
Thirty-six years ago, after graduating from Western Illinois University in the spring of 1963, I began my teaching career at Yorkville High School, Yorkville, Ill., as a business education teacher and adviser to the student council. I was not the yearbook adviser that first year and had no real intention of ever becoming one. That would soon change.