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Hard work and hard deadlines: an inside look at producing yearbook

Anessa McMillian
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Many students are working on designing for the yearbook. Some are photographing, editing, and also figuring out fundraising plans to raise money and ensure that everyone is working as a team to complete the yearbook.

The process of making the yearbook can get very stressful at times, but every single team member manages to put in their hard work into each project. The students have extreme deadlines but they all know that towards the end they have accomplished something big and so important in a limited amount of time.

The yearbook club is run by Amanda Gil, a digital photography and physical education teacher. Gil has been a part of the senior yearbook-making for three years and has helped other yearbook advisors in the past five years.

“We hold students to deadlines that can’t necessarily be moved,” yearbook advisor Gil said. “Because our book has a production time and production deadlines, so if they don’t meet the deadline the book doesn’t get printed on time.”

“I believe that the yearbook gives students great life skills–skills that help you talk to people, help be able to problem solve, help you be inquisitive and curious and also be creative,” Gil said. “It gives you a lot of skills that you can learn in one class that you might not be able to in different classes.”

Senior student Yasmine Laabadla is the editor of the Class of 2024 yearbook, so many students are able to rely on her whenever students need help with coming up with ideas for their spreads or whenever they need help.

“I think what students like the most is being able to capture their memories in a book and at the end it’s very rewarding to see all their hard work paid off when they get to hold the book in their hands,” Gil said. “That’s what I’ve seen that is students’ favorite.”

“I like students being able to independently work on their assignments knowing their deadlines, knowing what they have to do, and being able to execute them,” Gil said. “I’ve seen the growth, as the classes start students are learning the processes and procedures working on the yearbook, and by the end, they are very independent. I love to see their growth.”

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Anessa McMillian
Anessa McMillian, Reporter
Anessa is a senior. Her family came from Barbados, which she still used to visit on vacation up until the pandemic, but now that the covid chaos ended maybe she will get a chance of going back. She was born and raised in Cambridge, but eventually ended up here in Everett. She’s an only child, yet she takes care of four other members of her family (three cats and one dog). With dreams of traveling all over the world as well as a desire to graduate college, her aim is dead set on success and she dreams high. She idolizes her parents which is very noble and a sign that she was raised well.

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