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Blake Waranch May 17, 2013 Renee Burke Journalism Adviser William R. Boone High School 1000 E. Kaley St. Orlando, FL 32806

Dear Mrs. Burke, The Legend yearbook is seeking a student to fulfill the position of Editor-in-Chief. This position for which I am applying, requires a leader dedicated to continuing the excellence of the publication. Please accept the accompanying resumé for your review and consideration for the position of Editor-in-Chief. My first two years on the Legend staff have developed my love for journalism. I have always been interested in the media, but it was not until I took Journalism I at Boone High School two years ago that I realized journalism was my passion. I have had leadership positions in the past, such as the editor-in-chief of the Legend staff, developing the vital skills necessary to continuing the achievements of this publication. I understand this position requires the knowledge and ability of skills including the extensive use of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Through Journalism I, and two years on yearbook staff, one as a staffer and one as the editor-in-chief, I learned to use those programs to create and work on pages in a successful manner. With my experience as a staffer and editor, I effectively worked with many different types of people, worked under demanding deadlines, effectively edited the book’s content, provided insight for the design and successful balanced my schoolwork with my involvement in this publication. I believe these skills are needed to be the editor-in-chief of this publication. Although the accompanying resumé represents my experience well, I feel a personal interview would further demonstrate my knowledge and abilities. Therefore, I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you. Thank you for reviewing my qualifications and for considering me for this position. I look forward to talking to you soon. Respectfully yours,

Blake Waranch Enclosed: resumé

407-666-9899

915 Euclid AvenuezOrlando, FL 32806

blakew523@gmail.com

blakewaranch.wordpress.com

@blakew523


Blake Waranch OBJECTIVE To obtain experience and develop skills by becoming Co-Editor-in-Chief of the 2014 Legend Yearbook. EDUCATION Completed three years at William R. Boone High School Graduation date: June 2014 Weighted GPA: 4.7 Relevant high school studies: Journalism I-VII, Mass Media I-II, English Honors Magnet I-II, AP Language and Composition, Spanish I-III, Civics, Law Studies EXPERIENCE (AND/OR SKILLS) Counselor-in-Training at Camp Mac (2012); leading campers ages 6-15 for six weeks, organizing events and activities, cleaning and setting up activities, helping direct classes and programs Legend Yearbook staff member/editor-in-chief (2011-present); writing and editing, photography, leadership, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Illustrator, designing, business, advertisement, meeting deadlines, interviewing, working with others, overseeing overall production of the publication The Artery, Inc. (2010-present); design posters, banners, buttons, brochures for art events Assisting Blankner School teachers (2010-present); volunteering, grading, running errands, helping students with assignments, typing, organizing, people skills Honors, Awards and memberships Adobe Certified Associate for Adobe Photoshop CS6 Mu Alpha Theta math honor society (2013-present) National Honor Society (2012-present) Quill and Scroll Journalism Honor Roll (2012-present) Third Place in Editorial Leadership at Camp Orlando (2012) First Place in Sports Writing at Camp Orlando (2011) Law Magnet Program (2010-present) Blankner Bulldog Award winner (2010) Modern Woodmen of America Oration Speech Contest participant (2010) National Junior Honor Society president (2010) American Cancer Society Relay for Life (2009-present) ACTIVITIES Math Club (2012-present) Serendipity Club (2012-present) Social Justice Club (2011-present) Model UN (2011-present) Student Council (2010-present) REFERENCES John Burke, science teacher, 407-245-1720 ext. 438, john.burke@ocps.net Jennalyn Patton, English teacher, 407-893-7200 ext. 6014229, jennalyn.patton@ocps.net Sage Morris-Webster, babysitting parent, 407-694-7446

407-666-9899

915 Euclid AvenuezOrlando, FL 32806

blakew523@gmail.com

blakewaranch.wordpress.com

@blakew523


Essays


Self-Analytical Evaluation At the end of eighth grade when I was signing up for classes, I had an open elective I needed to fill so my science teacher recommended Journalism I, which his wife taught at the high school. He told me about yearbook, which I could apply for at the end of the course. I didn’t know much about it, but I already knew yearbook was something I wanted to do. One of the first days of the journalism class, I realized it would be something I would fall in love with and my love for it has only grown since. Over the course of this year, I have learned more than just yearbook skills. I have become more proficient in InDesign and Photoshop and have increased my interviewing skills. My taste in design has developed and has become more advanced. Deadlines as a staffer were more difficult because there are so many more little things involved. For theme pages, we could use pictures from practically any event, but the copy was more essential to the cohesiveness of the book. Considering this, the deadlines themselves were not as difficult, but the balance between doing the deadline, grading staffers’ pages and helping during class was what made it more stressful. I’ve learned how to balance more and can start off better next year. Teamwork was essential last year as a staffer, but much of the year was working by myself on most pages. This year, Kayla and I had to work very cohesively to take on our daunting task of creating a united, consistent book with the theme, which must be done secretively. I think Kayla and I worked well together and I learned that teamwork is successful when there’s a balance of push and pull and making decisions together, such as about design and style details. Book sales were very stressful again this year. I guess we learned that the sales won’t come to us anymore and that we need to pursue them. What’s involved in the ethics of journalism is something that drew me to it. Sometimes ethics can cause inconvenience, but I would never even consider compromising them because it is so important to keeping the integrity of the book or any publication. When you interview someone, you can’t doctor their quote to fit your story, you can’t flip a photo to face the page and you can’t make up facts for your story. All of these things are unethical things that I did not do and strove to keep out of our book. The dedication needed to be an editor-in-chief of an award-winning yearbook is immense. I stayed almost every day after school during deadlines to help staffers and grade, as well as took photos when staffers couldn’t. This course is an extremely valuable course to take. The skills I learned by being on yearbook are invaluable and will help me in the future. Just by being on yearbook, I found my love for journalism, which I now want to pursue as a career. The production skills I learned will hopefully set me apart from others. My mastering of the ability to meet deadlines will make me successful in all aspects of life in the future as deadlines are an essential aspect in any job or task. I will have to be able to work with others next year and many situations outside of yearbook, so the skills I’ve learned about teamwork will make me successful in this. The sales skills I learned will help me in the future to raise funds for any situation. Being ethical makes people accountable and trustworthy, traits that I will take with me wherever I go. One of the most important things I have learned in my experience is that if you have the passion, you can learn the skills to make you successful in anything you do.


Reflection 1 My most significant piece of work for the publication this year is the student life divider. I think this is my best work because of all the pieces I did this year, it captures the theme best for the section. It was my first piece of the year and I’m proud of the way it turned out. The purpose of this piece is to introduce the student life section using the theme. Since it is the first section in the book and it was the first divider I did, there was some added pressure. Since I had never written any theme copy before, it was pretty difficult to achieve this purpose. That’s why I am so proud of it. I already knew which picture I was going to use that portrayed student life well. I had to interview many different people to find good quotes to use in the copy to make it the best it could be. There still wish I had a better quote for the end. The first draft was in the original design, which we changed later. The first draft also had shorter copy, less quotes and wasn’t very specific. Each draft, the copy got more specific by adding specific details from the different events I talked about. Kayla resubmitted me several times, justifiably, for copy. The first time, I didn’t even incorporate the theme as much as I incorporated the section word, which we got rid of anyway. This specific piece did not prepare me for the struggle I would come to realize of finding pictures in the next deadline. The pictures on the divider pages were so big that they had to be eye-catching and capture an instant in time, as the theme suggests. This deadline did not cause this problem, but it did teach me a lot about theme copy. Theme copy is so different from copy on regular pages in the book so it was something new, but I think I slowly got the hang of it. I like a lot of things about the finished product. I like the way it looks as a whole spread and the design. But I also like the topics covered in the copy because they relate so much to the student body this year. Overall, the spread is the first of the dividers in the book and is an eyecatcher, which I really like.


First draft Story, Caption, Alternative coverage Student Life, 006-007, Divider


“I just try and remember all the good times I’ve had and how I can make them better, especially taking pictures of everything that

Brendan Francis shows his spirit for the junior class. “I’m spirited and passionate for Boone High School. I love the culture, the tradition, the opportunity and the people. I’m spirited because I want others to feel that same positive pride in our school,” Francis said.

GUN SHOW. At the Powder Bowl game, junior

006 theme

photo/Olivia Rees

Moments after the football game began, the Rowdy Crowd

happens,” sophomore CHEYENNE CHARI said.

design by KAYLA COMBS

with it, changed the way we captured our memories.

students for 61 years. Social media kept students connected and

We kept hold of the traditions instilled in our school and

the memories we made, as the instants passed.

we watched the moments go by. Cameras and posts captured

Even with the constant distractions created by social media,

junior Catherine Niu said.

FRESHMAN

“[I] remember the funny moments because it was the best of that time. If I’m having a bad day, I just think of those moments to bring my attitude up.” ALEXIS BERGAN,

SOPHOMORE

“[I make the most of my moments] by enjoying the good things and not focusing on the bad things. It helps me focus on school and do my best.” CARISSA BUNDY,

student life divider007

happening in the world and helps keep connections with friends,”

“[Social media] lets us keep up with current events, what’s

immediate gratification was a necessity for our generation.

We instantly knew what was happening in the world. That

our smartphones and posted, tweeted or instagrammed it.

The second something happened, we went straight to

Atkinson said.

instantly because it goes right to your phone,” freshman Sharik

“If something is going on in your community, you’ll know

lives and post for everyone to see and remember.

Instagram, we could instantly capture everything about our

With the increased popularity of Facebook, Twitter and

videos of the boys littered social media the night of the game.

cheered when their class team scored a touchdown. Pictures and

At Powder Bowl each class showed their spirit. The boys

member Joshua Halloran said.

and it reminds me why I love this school,” senior Rowdy Crowd

down and see all the orange and white spread across the field

“When I get tossed up in the air [after every touchdown], I look

noise. They reacted to the instantaneous changes in a game.

that pumped up the students on game days with their energy and

established its presence as a traditional part of our school’s spirit

INSTANTANEOUS

Final Piece Story, Caption, Alternative coverage

Student Life, 006-007, Divider


Reflection 2 I consider the sports divider to be one of my pieces that could still use work. I actually like this spread and it is one of my favorites, but I think it had so much potential that I didn’t fulfill as much as I could have. The copy should have basically written itself. I always had the ideas in my head but I couldn’t figure out how to express exactly what I wanted to say with words. The piece, I think, is not the worst piece I did all year, but I chose it because I felt like it had the most potential to be so much better. I don’t think I accomplished what would have made the whole divider more representative of the dramatic sporting events we had throughout the year. The pictures for this page changed so many times, I can’t even count them on my fingers. This first draft photos were not compelling, as the then section word suggested. The original draft copy was more about the section word than the theme, which actually fit so well with our sports this year, with all the intense, last minute game wins. I did change the copy, as the deadline went on, to incorporate the instants more. After the Edgewater football game, I was able to add to the copy to make it better because I had a very specific game that students were familiar with and was a big deal that fit so well with the theme. The reason I think this piece still needs work is because of the potential to be so much better. I said what I wanted to say about how single seconds could change games, but the piece lent itself to be much more dramatic, which I feel that I dropped the ball on (no pun intended). The piece is still good, I think. Looking at it from an outside view, I think students would like the spread, but because I wrote it, worked with it so much and understand the theme so well, I feel like it could have been so much better. I really learned a lot about interviewing while working on this spread because I wasn’t asking the right questions, then when I went to interview people, I knew what kinds of things I wanted but I wasn’t getting emotional quotes, so I started trying to pull it out of them and making questions up as I went. I also took so many pictures of different sports and looked through hundreds of folders, it feels like, of pictures to find the perfect picture that fit the age, gender and grade that we needed. When we found the perfect person we needed, I took hundreds of pictures of just her and still didn’t have a good one for the page, which was pretty discouraging. I ended up using a picture from someone who struggled with photography in the beginning of the year, which actually made me proud of her, even though we weren’t using my picture on the spread. I worked with this copy so much that I think I learned a lot about writing theme copy to incorporate the theme, as well as being able to relate to all the students in the school, even though, looking back at it, I think I could have done better to accomplish that.


First draft Story, Caption, Alternative coverage Sports, 144-145, Divider


Final Piece Story, Caption, Alternative coverage Sports, 144-145, Divider


Reflection 3

Even though this photo was not published anywhere, I just really like this picture. I think it captures a more behind-the-scenes aspect of the school, since the mascot is filming an intro for BBC. The photo has a good center of visual interest, which is Thomas, the mascot. It also partially uses the rule of thirds because of the video camera, even though Thomas is centered. Thomas is slightly framed on one side by the video camera and arm, but my favorite part of this picture is the depth of field. In Journalism I, I took one of my favorite pictures of all time, and whenever the situation arises, I try to capture that moment. It was a group of girls taking a picture and I caught the image being taken on the camera itself while still capturing the group of girls in the background. That use of depth of field did not really work here because the screen of the video camera did not focus well, but I still like that you can see his image on the screen as well. The vibrant colors and lighting of this photo also attract me to this picture. Mascot 9-28_Waranch0014.jpg


Reflection 3

This picture was published on the people divider page and I love this picture. I did not even expect to get such a good picture at lunch. It was the second time we went down to lunch to try to get pictures and the first time was not very successful at all. The second time we went, I went to this table right as I was about to leave. A boy sitting across from these girls was telling a story that wasn’t very funny, but they seemed to be very amused by the story so I began taking pictures of them and they turned out pretty well. There is a center of visual interest , but also a secondary center of visual interest, which is the girl in the back with the cheesy fingers, slightly out of focus, but still in enough focus to see her facial expression. There is slight repetition because of the way the girls are sitting and they follow the rule of thirds well. The depth of field is my favorite part of this picture just because I think it perfectly frames the girl in front, but still highlights the girl next to her. The depth of field also focuses on the centers of visual interest despite the otherwise distracting background of the busy lunch patio. The overall lighting is also something that attracts me to this picture. There is just enough light in this picture, directed on the right subjects, which captures the moment perfectly. Lunch 1-28_Waranch0088.psd


Reflection 3

I am proud of this picture, even though it was not published in the book. I took it at the game that I felt so much pressure on because it was supposed to go on the cover and we thought it would be our last chance to get the picture and video, even though it wasn’t. Another one of my favorite pictures from this year is of the Edgewater student section at the rivalry football game at Edgewater because of how I felt when taking the picture. I like that picture because I feel like I captured the good-natured hatred that Dirtywater has for our school and because they hated that I was over there taking a picture of them so much. I like this picture so much because of how I felt when I was taking it. It is a good feeling knowing you captured a moment in time. Every time I look at this photo, it brings me back to that dunk and how excited everyone was, just from a picture, which I think accomplishes the purpose of photography. There is sort of more than one center of visual interest in this photo because there is more than one person that stands out as being excited. Blake Orvis in the front with the coat and tie and Dylan Dragon with his hands up in the air in the middle are both centers of visual interest. There is a little bit of repetition because of the way the students are yelling in the mid-right side of the picture. Rule of thirds applies in this picture because the main center of visual interest in on the far left and not in the center, even though a secondary center of visual interest is in the center. I do wish that Blake’s face was more in focus, but it does show motion and the craziness of the moment. Basketball Crowd 1-29_Waranch0140.psd


Reflection 4 As editor-in-chief of this year’s publication, I was an asset to this staff and the 2013 edition of the Legend. To even accept the position of editor-in-chief, I had to make a commitment to the publication. I spent more time in Room 224 this year than probably anywhere else. I spent my time in that room grading pages, helping people and working on my own pages. As an editor, I tried to make the book better than it has ever been before and I tried to set an example for other members of the staff. I also provided experience to the staff. I felt like we had more newbies on staff this year than we did last year. Whether or not that was true, I know how we actually produce a book is usually not how anyone perceives it to be before they are on staff. Because it is so different, I tried to use my experience of being on staff before as a resource for staffers learning the actual production of the book. Despite being on staff for one year before, many things about this year were new to me. I was worried about grading because I had never officially edited other people’s work before so I was worried about not catching mistakes, but I think I accomplished that pretty well and caught on quickly. I tried to go to every staffer every day to check on them, see how their pages were going and see if they needed help or if there was anything I could do for them. I tried to be as available as I could to staffers every time I was in that room. I think that as an editor, I was approachable enough for staffers to come to me if they needed help or had questions. One of the most important things to me was being approachable. Last year, I felt like some of the editors were extremely approachable and others were much more intimidating. I never wanted to be an editor that people were afraid to ask for help because I knew how scary it could be to be in that position, especially as a newbie on staff. On several occasions, especially in the beginning of the year, I drove to the school before a game or event to teach someone how to use the lights in the gym or help them with a camera they couldn’t figure out. Mrs. Burke always says that yearbook is a ‘learning lab’ and not just a place for us to create our publication and I hope I helped fulfill that title.


Reflection 5 This year, we faced many problems, not just as individuals, but as a staff. Spending so much time together, a group like us is bound to develop a family-like mentality, but many people have commented that they think it should have been stronger or that the bonds were stronger before and I tend to agree. I think this occurred because of some clique issues we had on staff. A lot of the newbies came in as juniors and girls who were already friends outside of yearbook and before. Because of this, I don’t think they branched out as much as newbies usually open up because they don’t know anyone. It is actually hard to call that a hardship because it didn’t cause any major problems, but there was a large portion of the staff who I didn’t feel connected with one another in any way. Next year, I want us to spend more time getting to know each other at camp and start bonding. I learned from this whole situation that getting along is good, but being more than that is better for our book. Another problem I personally faced this year and have faced before is knowing how big my shoes are to fill. Sometimes I don’t know whether or not something is in my power to do so or not. This year, I knew that I was the editor-in-chief but sometimes I felt like Kayla was more in control because she already did this once before and because a lot of the major designs were hers initially, so I didn’t want to change things on one of her designs without asking her because I felt like it would take away from the ownership of designing it. So, sometimes I went to Kayla to ask something if someone asked be a style question or something before I answered the question because I was worried about changing something about the design that Kayla liked, since she was the one that designed it. I felt as though I was afraid to be wrong, which is kind of the same thing as that. I learned that I just need to take more risks. I also think a way to solve the problem would be to have better communication, even though I think Kayla and I worked very well together, better than I expected, actually. If these problems arose again, I think I would know by now that I should stop being afraid to be wrong or make a mistake and if I make the mistake, I just learn from it because if I don’t ever try, I can’t succeed. Overall, I wish I would have handled the situation better by not worrying about being wrong from the beginning and just communicating with Kayla my concerns so I could have asked her and talked to her about it. Despite these problems, I still think we had a great year, never without ups and downs, and created an amazing book that I am so proud of.


Reflection 6 At the midterm, I was asked what my three goals for the second semester were and how I was going to fulfill each one. My first goal was to make every deadline. I was clearly unaware of the fact that I had only one deadline after the semester exam so the goal was easily met, as the deadline was Deadline 6, with just an Instagram picture and a quote. I did make that deadline, thus fulfilling my first goal. My second goal was to help the staffers more. For my midterm, I wrote about how I felt like I was very attentive and eagerly helpful in the beginning of each deadline, but as the deadline progressed and I realized how much work I had not done, I spent less time going around helping staffers and more time focused on getting things done for my own page. In the second semester, we still had deadlines 5, 6 and 7. Deadline 6 required very little help from me because it was such a simple task. However, Deadlines 5 and 7, I was much more able and aware of helping the staffers throughout the deadline, as opposed to just the beginning. I tried to make my rounds every day to each person to make sure that everything that needed to be done was getting done and creating game plans for how to get stuff done that wasn’t already done. I think I fulfilled this goal because I was more helpful consistently throughout the deadline after I set this goal. My challenge for next year is to do that throughout the entire year, and especially when I have my own pages to do as well as helping staffers. My third goal was to speak up more. I wish I had made this goal earlier in the year because after the first semester was over, we didn’t make very many major decisions. We decided on the cover for the supplement but that was essentially and modified version of the book’s cover, and we both agreed on it. By the time Deadline 7 came around, the style and look of the book was already done and completed. I did speak up more about the photos we were planning on using for the supplement cover and my opinions about the distribution day shirt, but there weren’t very many more major decisions to speak up about, but I did try to make my opinion known if any decisions came up.


Reflection 6 Mid-Term Goals (1)


Reflection 6 Mid-Term Goals (2)


Reflection 7 Y18. Feature photo, 194-195 I would like this piece to represent me in the Gold Circle competition because I think this photo is a good representation of some of the school population and it can relate to all different types of students. I think the photo has good composition with the rule of thirds, depth of field and the emotion is shows, as well as the good lighting it expresses. The section word was distinctive and I think the photo captures that very well.

photo/Olivia Rees

Y28. Student Life spread: one spread, 006-007

GUN SHOW. At the Powder Bowl game, junior

Brendan Francis shows his spirit for the junior class. “I’m spirited and passionate for Boone High School. I love the culture, the tradition, the opportunity and the people. I’m spirited because I want others to feel that same positive pride in our school,” Francis said.

INSTANTANEOUS

I would like this piece to represent me in the Gold Circle competition because I think this spread is a good representation of the theme and specifically for the section using a combination of the copy and the photos. The copy captures the instantaneousness of our generation which conveys the theme almost seamlessly, while the photo shows represents an instant in time from a student life event.

Moments after the football game began, the Rowdy Crowd

established its presence as a traditional part of our school’s spirit that pumped up the students on game days with their energy and noise. They reacted to the instantaneous changes in a game. “When I get tossed up in the air [after every touchdown], I look down and see all the orange and white spread across the field and it reminds me why I love this school,” senior Rowdy Crowd member Joshua Halloran said. At Powder Bowl each class showed their spirit. The boys cheered when their class team scored a touchdown. Pictures and videos of the boys littered social media the night of the game. With the increased popularity of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, we could instantly capture everything about our lives and post for everyone to see and remember. “If something is going on in your community, you’ll know instantly because it goes right to your phone,” freshman Sharik

“[I make the most of my moments] by enjoying the good things and not focusing on the bad things. It helps me focus on school and do my best.” CARISSA BUNDY,

SOPHOMORE

Atkinson said. The second something happened, we went straight to our smartphones and posted, tweeted or instagrammed it. We instantly knew what was happening in the world. That immediate gratification was a necessity for our generation. “[Social media] lets us keep up with current events, what’s happening in the world and helps keep connections with friends,” junior Catherine Niu said. Even with the constant distractions created by social media, we watched the moments go by. Cameras and posts captured the memories we made, as the instants passed. We kept hold of the traditions instilled in our school and students for 61 years. Social media kept students connected and with it, changed the way we captured our memories.

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Y30. Sports spread: one spread, 144-145 I would like this piece to represent me in the Gold Circle competition because I think this spread is a good representation of the theme and specifically for the section using a combination of the copy and the photos. The copy captures the split seconds of our sports at the school which conveys the theme almost seamlessly, while the photo shows represents an split second from a sporting event.

“I just try and remember all the good times I’ve had and how I can make them better, especially taking pictures of everything that

happens,” sophomore CHEYENNE CHARI said.

design by KAYLA COMBS

“[I] remember the funny moments because it was the best of that time. If I’m having a bad day, I just think of those moments to bring my attitude up.” ALEXIS BERGAN,

FRESHMAN

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Reflection 8 This year was definitely a learning year for me. In sports, whenever a team is doing poorly, analysts always say they are having building years. It’s a nice way of saying that they are terrible. I wouldn’t say I was having a ‘building year’ but I definitely learned more about myself than I had previously. I chose to accept more of a leadership role this year as editor-in-chief so I learned by doing when learning different production skills specific to the role of editor-in-chief. I learned about how to write theme copy and each time I wrote the theme copy, I think I got a little bit better than I was before. Time was more of an issue this year as well. I was in four AP classes and sometimes struggled to maintain all of the work in all classes as well as yearbook, but I have grown because of the stress of having all that pressure on me. I was able to adapt to the situation I was in to successfully handle the stress. I have also grown in my taste for design, which can be seen specifically in this portfolio. Last year’s portfolio was an idea I spent a very long time thinking about and it didn’t really turn out the way I wanted it to, but this portfolio is much more put together and stylistically advanced than my simple one from last year. Last year, I also completed the design very close to the day it was due, causing some of my COBs to be sloppy, which I was unhappy about, but didn’t have time to change. This year’s portfolio took more time because of the detail and all the little parts and pieces, so I think It overall just looks better too. My writing in the portfolio always has a lot of voice because I write the way I would talk to the reader in real life. This year is no different. My portfolio this year shows off more of my design skills than last year’s, mostly.


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“I just try and remember all the good times I’ve had and how I can make them better, especially taking pictures of everything that

Brendan Francis shows his spirit for the junior class. “I’m spirited and passionate for Boone High School. I love the culture, the tradition, the opportunity and the people. I’m spirited because I want others to feel that same positive pride in our school,” Francis said.

GUN SHOW. At the Powder Bowl game, junior

006 theme

photo/Olivia Rees

Moments after the football game began, the Rowdy Crowd

happens,” sophomore CHEYENNE CHARI said.

design by KAYLA COMBS

with it, changed the way we captured our memories.

students for 61 years. Social media kept students connected and

We kept hold of the traditions instilled in our school and

the memories we made, as the instants passed.

we watched the moments go by. Cameras and posts captured

Even with the constant distractions created by social media,

junior Catherine Niu said.

FRESHMAN

“[I] remember the funny moments because it was the best of that time. If I’m having a bad day, I just think of those moments to bring my attitude up.” ALEXIS BERGAN,

SOPHOMORE

“[I make the most of my moments] by enjoying the good things and not focusing on the bad things. It helps me focus on school and do my best.” CARISSA BUNDY,

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happening in the world and helps keep connections with friends,”

“[Social media] lets us keep up with current events, what’s

immediate gratification was a necessity for our generation.

We instantly knew what was happening in the world. That

our smartphones and posted, tweeted or instagrammed it.

The second something happened, we went straight to

Atkinson said.

instantly because it goes right to your phone,” freshman Sharik

“If something is going on in your community, you’ll know

lives and post for everyone to see and remember.

Instagram, we could instantly capture everything about our

With the increased popularity of Facebook, Twitter and

videos of the boys littered social media the night of the game.

cheered when their class team scored a touchdown. Pictures and

At Powder Bowl each class showed their spirit. The boys

member Joshua Halloran said.

and it reminds me why I love this school,” senior Rowdy Crowd

down and see all the orange and white spread across the field

“When I get tossed up in the air [after every touchdown], I look

noise. They reacted to the instantaneous changes in a game.

that pumped up the students on game days with their energy and

established its presence as a traditional part of our school’s spirit

INSTANTANEOUS

Writing Story, Caption, Alternative coverage

Student Life, 006-007, Divider


Writing Story, Caption, Alternative coverage Academics, 042-043, Divider


Writing Story, Caption, Alternative coverage Sports, 144-145, Divider


Photography Photography Theme, 002-003, Opening


Photography Photography Theme, 004-005, Opening


Photography Photography

Student Life, 008-009, Spirit


Photography Photography

Student Life, 016-017, Homecoming Dance and court


Photography Photography

Student Life, 038-039, Social Media


Photography Photography

Academics, 050-051, Administration


Photography Photography Clubs, 076-077, Divider


Photography Photography Clubs, 084-085, Art clubs


Photography Photography

Clubs, 086-087, Academics Clubs


Photography Photography

Clubs, 092-093, Boone Animal Rescue Club


Photography Photography

Clubs, 096-097, Marching Band


Photography Photography Clubs, 102-103, crew


Photography Photography

Sports, 148-149, Cheerleading


Photography Photography People, 194-195, Divider


Photography Photography Theme, 438-439, Closing


Photography Photography Theme, 440, Closing


Multimedia/Open Story, Caption, Photography Sports, Hilights.org, girls soccer


Multimedia/Open Story, Caption, Photography Sports, Hilights.org, Baseball


Multimedia/Open Story, Caption, Photography

Sports, Hilights.org, Boys water polo


Waranch_Blake 2013  

Yearbook/Journalism Portfolio 2013

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