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Erin’s Portfolio!


Cover Letter


Dear Mrs. Chayer, My name is Erin Brown & I am interested in a position as the head creative

director for a high end fashion magazine. I feel that I am very qualified for these positions because I have a great amount of experience in graphic art, story writing, photography, interviewing as well as meeting deadlines & editing. My junior & senior yearI have applied myself to many jobs and responsibilities in this criteria for my high school yearbook; The Panther. My junior year I was a staffer which consisted of filling pages with pictures (taken by myself) as well as coming up with a story and alternative coverage and infographics. The yearbook I was a part of my junior year, That’s Life won an All Kansas Award. My senior year I was a part of the yearbook editors staff which included responsibilities I listed above as well as editing the Student Life section of the book. This meant editing and overseeing the Student Life pages and making sure they stayed consistent with the One Four All theme that our book had.This not only showed how creative I could be, but it helped me see how the editing process worked. Working for Paola High Shcool’s yearbook the past two years taught me a lot about independent work, deadlines, communication with bussinesses, good people skills, how to conduct interview with individuals and many other prime necessities any publication staff member needs. I have also become extremely familiar with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop and I have started learning many other Adobe products. Most of all, i have been taught great techniques as well as ethics and guidelines for journalistic writing. I know that journalistic style writing differs quite a bit from English writing. I believe my experience and knowledge would be an excellent asset to your staff. I appreciate your consideration for your staff. I would like to meet with you personally however so I can personally express my capabilities to you directly. I also attached a resume so you may be able to evaluate my experience for yourself. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Respectfully yours,

Erin Brown Resume enclosed


Resume


Erin L. Brown 31981 Lone Star Rd. Paola, KS 66071 (913) 206-0627 April 2014 OBJECTIVE: To obtain education in Web & Graphic Design and to get a career in this field. EDUCATION: Paola High School Paola, Kansas. Fall 2010 to Present. Projected graduation: May 2014. Academic Record: Overall Grade Point Average: 3.83 ACT: 21 Activities: FCCLA officer, 2 years, Journalism, 2 years, IHT, 1 year, NHS, 1 year, FORT SCOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Paola, Kansas. Spring 2012 to Present. 8.5 hours completed; 8.5 currently enrolled in hours. WORK EXPERIENCE: Babysitter. Duties: Watch children ages 7 & 10, feed them, taking them to extracurricular activities. Cher Jevne, Paola, Kansas. August 2010 to September 2013. Self Employed Baker. Duties: Baking pastries of all kinds, taking customers’ orders, decorating foods, delivering, managing my business. Sweet E’s Treats, Paola, Kansas. December 2009 to Present. Daycare Worker. Duties: Distributed food, operated cash register, cleaned restaurant, made money transactions. Ozone, Osawatomie, Kansas. November 2013 to Present. Photography Assistant. Duties: Bringing equipment, assisting in photo shoots, editing photos, doing back-up photography. Lot 7 Photography, Paola, Kansas. September 2012 to August 2013. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: Member of Nexus Church, 1 year; Volunteer at Olathe Medical Center, 2 years. REFERENCES: Brandy Pierce Beth Schasteen Laura Paulsen Nurse Supervisor Photographer Overland Park Regional OZone Lot 7 Photography Paola, KS 66071 Paola, KS 66071 Paola, KS 66071 (913) 731-2184 (913) 638-7881 (913) 948-1060


Self Analytical Essay


Journalism is something that can’t be avoided. It consumes our society. Journalists draw people in with their snappy headlines & juicy stories making them want to know more. So what do good reporters do? They give the people what they want. They do whatever it takes to make information easily accessible. Using newspapers, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and magazines we draw the reader further into the story. And that is where my journey begins. I joined journalism my junior year of high school because I had a passion for writing and I loved being able to make a story come to life. The excitement of seeing my work being published made me feel like I was important. From day one I knew that this class wouldn’t be easy, but I knew it was definitely worth it. I spent countless hours slaving over a hot keyboard typing until my fingers went numb. At one point I even lost my right pinky due to a freak typing incident. Well… Maybe that is a bit dramatic, but you get the point. Aside from being dramatic at times I think the most valuable thing I have learned is how to cooperate with others. Even though it was hard at times because I was so stressed I made it work. As the year went on I began seeing that even though things were a little tough I could accomplish anything that I put my mind to. I have also learned a bit about time management. Doing yearbook deadlines and school work has been tough, and granted I have been known to be a mess but I always get it done in the end. This class has taught me a ton not only about keeping myself accountable for time constraints and projects, but it has mostly taught me that I don’t have to be afraid to be myself. I plan on using these skills when I go to college this year, especially since I’m moving to a whole new state. I’m going to try and apply my yearbook smarticles and my crazy personality to every situation in order to help me through the rough patches. I’ll miss this class when I go but in the end I’m just happy that I got to experience what the real world is like before I get thrown into it.


Reflection #1


The Cheer & Dance spread was my most significant piece of work this year. It was not only a spread that interested me, but it was my first color spread. I spent countless hours working on the story, design, and overall concept for the spread. The idea behind this spread was to bring out the bold colors in the pictures by putting them against a black background. Then to tie in the yearbook teal, I made the lines that color. I believed I had done a good job in coming up with the ideas for this spread, but when it all came down to it, my spread was changed significantly. From the background to the pictures, my spread was nothing like I had imagined. Ultimately the story I had done was the only thing that stayed the same. Nonetheless, I believe my first color spread was my best piece of work before it was changed.


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ciate with,” sophomore Emma Phipps said. Along with gaining this skill, the girls learned how to push themselves past their breaking point. “Dance takes strength and tolerance,” sophomore Maggie Fleming said. Being able to adapt to new people, dances and music genres were also a big part of dance. The constant change in style made for a contemporary feel to their performances with hints of old-timey flare. “Coaching dance is different every year, in order to stay fresh and interesting I have to keep current on the trends in the dance world. It’s a fun challenge” dance team coach Bonnie Dumpert said.

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Trust, strength, and dedication, these elements define what cheer and dance were all about. “Cheer takes pep and dedication,” freshman Ashley Lavinge said. Showing up to practices, learning the moves, and taking time from their lives were among the things cheerleaders and dancers faced this year. “Aside from the stress, extra time, drama, and injuries, it’s a lot of fun,” cheer coach Natalie Steutermann said. Though they were busy, the cheerleaders and dancers had developed a passion for dance. Not only were they learning new ways to dance, but they also learned valuable life skills. “You have to be ready to work with people you may not asso-

Top Far Right: Seniors Cayman Long, Trey Taylor and Gio Carette dance during the Powder Puff Football game on Nov. 12. The boys danced to the songs “It’s Raining Men”, “Ain’t No Other Man”, and “Say My Name”. Bottom Far Right: Juniors Derek Weaver, Zach Walker, Jacob Goodheart and Avery Boehm and seniors DJ Mitchell, Lucas Wilson and Cayman Long dance at the Powder Puff Football game on Nov. 12. They danced with umbrellas during the “It’s Raining Men” musical number. Right: The dance team

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forms a letter “P” with their pom poms during half time at the football game on Nov. 9. The routine they performed was a new one they had started and was still in the works.

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Photo by Whitney McDaniel

Photo by Whitney McDaniel

Photo by Natalie Franz

First Draft

Photo by Mackenzie Getz

Far Left: Senior Morgan Driskell, freshman Delaney Clemetson, and sophomore Emma Phipps

do their dance routine for the student body during the pep rally on Sept. 20. Just after the cheerleaders performance the staff broke out into “The Harlem Shake”.

Left: Freshman Elizabeth Stone and seniors Sarah Ludwick and Nina Lopez

all do the splitz during half time on Sept. 20. The girls had presented their new dance routine earlier that day at the pep rally.

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had fun doing powder puff cheerleading. It was different to be in the role of a cheerleader rather than a player Goodhart said. Senior Cayman Long cheered in powder puff cheerleading both his junior and senior years. After being a cheerleader, Long said he had more respect for the cheerleaders for being able to fit into the tight uniforms. Long’s favorite memory was performing the dance in front of the whole stadium. “Hearing the whole stadium laughing and cheering is a great feeling,” Long said.

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Powder puff cheerleading was a tradition that has been at High School. The boys who cheerd in it made many fun memories together during the cheer practices and the powder puff game. “The uniforms are the most uncomfortable thing I have ever been in,” junior Jacob Goodhart said. “But they looked hilarious on everyone.” Goodhart thought that the hardest part was memorizing the dance because of the many dance moves in the dance. They danced to the songs “Say my Name”, “It’s Raining Men” and “Ain’t No Other Man.” Goodhart

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and sophomore Maggie Fleming dance to the school fight song during a pep rally on Sept. 20. The dancers danced to the song at the beginning and end of every pep rally.

Sophomore Shelbie Bennett, senior Sarah Ludwick

Trust, strength, and dedication, these elements define what cheer and dance were all about. “Cheer takes pep and dedication,” freshman Ashley Lavigne said. Showing up to practices, learning the moves, and taking time from their lives were among the things cheerleaders and dancers faced this year. “Aside from the stress, extra time, drama, and injuries, it’s a lot of fun,” cheer coach Natalie Steutermann said. Though they were busy, the cheerleaders and dancers had developed a passion for dance. Not only were they learning new ways to dance, but they also learned valuable life skills. “You have to be ready to work

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Background Photo by Benjamin Abel

pom pom at the Regionals playoff game on Nov. 9.

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with people you may not associate with,” sophomore Emma Phipps said. Along with gaining this skill, the girls learned how to push themselves past their breaking point. “Dance takes strength and tolerance,” sophomore Maggie Fleming said. Being able to adapt to new people, styles and music genres were also a big part of dance. “Coaching dance is different every year, in order to stay fresh and interesting I have to keep current on the trends in the dance world. It’s a fun challenge” dance team coach Bonnie Dumpert said.

Photo by Natalie Franz

Photo by Natalie Franz

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Gorges planned to cheer for the rest of her high-school career as well as in college. “I’ve also thought about becoming a cheer coach when I grow up because I want to keep it in my life,” she said.

Gorges’ favorite part of being a cheerleader was participating in the dance routines. “I’ve been in dance since I was 2 years old, so I’m more prone to doing those moves,” Gorges said.

Gorges was inspired to start cheering because of movies such as the Bring It On series. “Those cheerleaders were just so perfect,” she said.

“I’ve been cheering since my seventh-grade year,” said Ashleigh Gorges who cheered at the pep rally on Nov. 6.

SOPHOMORE ASHLEIGH GORGES

Photo by Mackenzie Getz

Ludwick and Nina Lopez do the splits during halftime on Sept. 20. The girls presented their new dance routine earlier that day at the pep rally.

Left: Freshman Elizabeth Stone and seniors Sarah

Clemetson and sophomore Emma Phipps perform their dance routine for the student body during the pep rally on Sept. 20. Just after the cheerleaders’ performance the staff broke out into “The Harlem Shake.”

Far Left: Senior Morgan Driskell, freshman Delaney

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Reflection #2


A piece of work that I thought could have used more work was my Clubs spread. As happy as I was due to the lack of changes I had to make, it was not my favorite work. It just seemed very dry and lacked pizazz. In the grand scheme of things, I wish I could have had something to jazz it up, but in the end I cannot change the clubs I was assigned. It would have been nice to have had some more captivating photos because the ones I was given did not really capture the essence of the clubs. This spread would have also benefitted from a background photo or a black background. While this spread was dull compared to others, Ally & I tried our best to make it work. With that in mind, I came up with some cool text bubbles to give our page a face lift. I think this really helped spice up the page and gave this boring spread an edge.


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the members of this club to inform their peers on life changing decisions while also reflecting on their lives. SADD sponsor Missy Thompson said she became the sponsor for this organization because she enjoyed working with students and the main purpose of the club. “The purpose is important. I want teens to know they can be safe and still have fun,” Thompson said. Sophomore Colton Wagner said SADD helped him to make better choices in his life. “I think it is a good organization because they persuade kids to do the right thing.”

“I joined STUCO to show that anybody can join it. Anybody can do what they want. I like STUCO because it allows you to be more a part of the community. Then I have a voice in the school in general, so it’s just nice to have my opinion be heard.” [Nick Arganbright]

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“I joined NHS because I thought it would be a good opportunity for scholarships in college. NHS is fun and pretty laid back. We haven’t done much yet, but so far it seems to be a good organization.”

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“I joined SADD because I like it and it is a good club to get into. I just like that it helps students to learn how to live better lives so that they don’t make bad choices. They learn from their experiences.”

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First Draft

Photo by Aly Johnson

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delivers candygrams to students during seminar on Jan. 8. NHS sponsored this event to raise funds for its club.

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Haley gets ready to hike the football to sophomore Derek Robison during a game of football on Nov. 16. The boys decided to play football to keep warm and have fun at Campout for Cash.

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Johnson lays on a cardboard box while senior Alicia Morgan peeks out of her cardboard home on Nov. 16. STUCO, FCCLA and Developmental Leadership participated in Campout for Cash.

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Sophomore Ashton Poage joined SADD because he wanted to be more involved in the school. Poage said SADD also persuaded students to help make better decisions and showed them how certain actions could affect them for the rest of their lives. “We help each other and others throughout their high school career,” Poage said. Students Against Destructive Decisions raised awareness for topics that pertained to teenagers. Members addressed things such as drinking and driving, bullying and using seatbelts. This organization had not only influenced the student body to make better decisions, but it also helped

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“I joined STUCO to show that anybody can join it. Anybody can do what they want. I like STUCO because it allows you to be more a part of the community. Then I have a voice in the school in general, so it’s just nice to have my opinion be heard.” [Nick Arganbright]

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NHS, STUCO & SADD

Photo by Allyssa Henry

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“I joined SADD because I like it and it is a good club to get into. I just like that it helps students to learn how to live better lives so that they don’t make bad choices. They learn from their experiences.”

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“I joined NHS because I thought it would be a good opportunity for scholarships in college. NHS is fun and pretty laid back. We haven’t done much yet, but so far it seems to be a good organization.”

Sophomore Ashton Poage joined SADD because he wanted to be more involved in the school. Poage said SADD also persuaded students to help make better decisions and showed them how certain actions could affect them for the rest of their lives. “We help each other and others throughout their high school career,” Poage said. Students Against Destructive Decisions raised awareness for topics that pertained to teenagers. Members addressed things such as drinking and driving, bullying and using seatbelts. This organization had not only influenced the student body to make better decisions, but it also helped

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the members of this club to inform their peers on life changing decisions while also reflecting on their lives said sophomore Colton Wagner. SADD sponsor Missy Thompson said she became the sponsor for this organization because she enjoyed working with students and the main purpose of the club. “The purpose is important. I want teens to know they can be safe and still have fun,” Thompson said. Sophomore Colton Wagner said SADD helped him to make better choices in his life. “I think it is a good organization because they persuade kids to do the right thing.”

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Senior

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Photo by Aly Johnson

lays on a cardboard box while senior Alicia Morgan peeks out of her cardboard home on Nov. 16. STUCO, FCCLA and Developmental Leadership participated in Campout for Cash. The clubs raised a total of $6,200.

Bottom: Johnson

football to sophomore Derek Robison during a game of football on Nov. 16. The boys decided to play football to keep warm and have fun at Campout for Cash.

Right: Senior Brennan Haley gets ready to hike the

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Senior

delivers candygrams to students during seminar on Jan. 8. NHS sponsored this event to raise funds for its club.

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Reflection #3


I think that although I didn’t take a plethora of photos, I did a great job using techniques when I would take them. Some techniques I tried to use during my sessions were having a center of visual interest, repetition, leading lines, the rule of thirds, depth of field, framing, and filling the frame. Although these are great techniques, my main focus behind taking a photo was making sure that my photos could tell a story all on their own. I also like the idea of having a photo give the viewer multiple meanings. I think that art should always have many different interpretations, each slightly different from the rest. I think that the three photos that follow are the best examples I have for all of these traits.


I am proud of this picture because I think that it really tells a story & it utilizes the rule of thirds. This is shown with the use of the skull being in the upper left of the frame instead of directly in the center. It also uses a bit of filling the frame. This is shown because although the main focus is the skull, the picture gives a wide variety of things to look at due to the filled frame. It interests me because of its dark look. J:/2014Panther/StaffFolders/Editors /ErinBrown-StudentLife/PhotoDeadlinePics

I am proud of this picture because I think that it has amazing visual appeal. The picture utilizes elements such as leading lines, repetition, visual interest, and rule of thirds. What interests me about this pictue is the use of the repetition, and the odd angle with which the picture was taken. I think that it really makes the viewer wonder why I took the picture. J:/2014Panther/StaffFolders/Editors /ErinBrown-StudentLife/PhotoDeadlinePics


I am proud of this picure because I think that it is very pleasing to the eye while at the same time telling a story. The reflection of Jenna’s face in the mirror is what makes the picture really interesting and unique. It uses depth of field, the rule of thirds, framing, and filling the frame. I think what interests me about this picture is the overall idea that went into taking a photo like this. Along with that, I really like the depth of field that i used when taking this . J:/2014Panther/StaffFolders/Editors /ErinBrown-StudentLife/PhotoDeadlinePics


Reflection #4


This year I believe that I wasn’t necessarily a vital member of the staff, but I was merely another staff member. Although I seemed to get my work done and try my hardest it seemed that I wasn’t fully appreciated. Times when this was evident was with many of my spread designs. Some of these spreads include Cheer & Dance, Fall Productions, and Movies just to name a few. I assume it was poor communication by the “head honchos.” Nonetheless, I think that even when I did my work I knew that I wouldn’t always be appreciated by everyone and they won’t always give you the recognition you deserve. But, like I said before I felt like I was another member of the “team.” I learned that although I was given a title, that didn’t really make a difference because no matter what I did to the spread someone else would always come back in and change it anyways. And, although I wasn’t essential to whether things went to press, I did do the best that I could in order to help this publication.


Reflection #5


This year on staff has been much harder than I thought it would be. I had a ton of bad feedback on spreads and when it wasn’t feedback, I would simply not be told about my spread. There were many times that I just had to sit back and let someone else redesign everything I had done because they simply didn’t like my ideas. It was extremely hard to come to terms with the fact that my opinion simply didn’t matter in the long run because this wasn’t “my” yearbook. It became a problem because no one seemed to care anymore and took it upon themselves to “fix” something that was perfectly fine in the first place. I learned from these hardships by seeing that even though everyone may not like your ideas, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be proud of the piece of work that YOU created. And, even though it doesn’t get published, that doesn’t mean that you should give up. I feel like I handled the issue well, but I just regret not telling all of the haters how I felt about them changing my spreads in secret. It made me feel like no one appreciated what I had done and that no one respected me enough to tell me to my face that they wanted something different. I have heard throughout this school year that many other staff members were feeling under appreciated like myself. I confided in these people to make me feel better because they knew what I was going through, and I am glad that I did have some TRUE friends in here. Especially since honesty and friendships are hard to come by these days.


Reflection #6


The two goals that I set for myself were to stay on deadline & to create original designs for spreads. I think that I have successfully completed these two goals by staying on task and creating new ideas by researching different kinds of designs. I think that many of my spreads this semeser have embodied originality, uniqueness, and fun! Like I said in previous reflections, I was proud of my Cheer & Dance spread becuase it was very interesting and unique. It had some edge while also reflecting the cheerleaders and dance team. I believe that these goals have not only helped me to become a better designer, but have also helped me to prioritize things in my everyday life so that I can complete a deadline.


Reflection #7


NSPA ENTRIES


Chin Up, Fluff Forward I’ve been a big girl my whole life, and let me just say as great as having curves is, it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. People today find flaws with the fact that some of us are made differently. But, I’m here to tell you that they don’t know what beauty truly is. My whole life I’ve searched for the answer to what “beauty” really is, and I’ve found what I believe is the correct answer. Beauty is being yourself. It’s knowing that you are something amazing and that you have a purpose. It is learning that although people think they are better than you, they aren’t. You’re as beautiful as you believe you are. That lesson has taken me 18 years to figure out. As a child, I was happy being whatever size, I just did my own thing and didn’t care what others had to say. That all changed when I started noticing that the other kids were much smaller than me. Thinner, shorter and all around just hobbit-sized! I felt like a giant in a miniature world, can you imagine how devastated I was?! That started in third grade. I mean I’d always been a little bit chubby, and no matter what I would do to try and reverse my chubbified body, I couldn’t. I changed everything about myself, and constantly trying to do everything I could to make myself better, make myself “beautiful.” But it was harder than I thought. I played sports, ate better, and pushed myself but it didn’t show. When I would go to a doctor’s appointment, they would hurt my self-esteem just like the kids at school. I was teased daily and when I wasn’t being teased, I was worrying about what the world would think of a “fatty” like me. School was hard for me and to be the vic-

tim of bullying was heart-breaking because I knew that it wasn’t right but I didn’t attempt to stop it. I was afraid that I would be made fun of even more, but as the years went on, I began to lose who I was as a person. I felt dehumanized, broken, and empty. I was more-or-less a ghost of a person who used to exist. But as hard as it was enduring the pain others put me through, I painted on a smile and acted like the words didn’t hurt. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not saying you should plaster on a smile and pretend you’re not hurting because that makes you feel worse inside. But I want to give you the whole gist of how I went through my school years. Although I had suffered in school, in high school things were different. I began to see that everyone had their flaws, but no one really seemed to care. I started to think that maybe if I was lucky, I could make it through high school unnoticed by the cruel people I had to deal with in years past. I spent my nights cramming mind-numbing information into my head while also hearing the echo of hurtful words in the back of my mind. I would cry almost every night praying that someday I would get the chance to be the skinny person instead of the “chubby, but hilarious” friend. Sometimes it was hard falling asleep because I knew that I would forever be in the friend slot as the “chubby friend” and nothing more. But, I kept pushing through. Junior year was probably the best year for me. I began seeing that in the two years I had been stuck in this prison (aka: Paola High School), no one seemed to care that I was a nugget. They saw me as a human being. During the summer before

my senior year, I began working out, eating better and becoming the best me that I could. I lost 20 pounds. and felt amazing coming into my senior year. Along the road though, I was given words of wisdom from some pretty inspiring people. My favorite comedian Gabriel Iglesias said, “I’m not fat, I’m fluffy.” His take on the word fat made me see that I didn’t have to sit back and take the blows to my self-esteem, I just needed some comic relief to ease the pain. Then my amazing mother said to me, “You’re always beautiful baby, no matter what. God has something amazing in store for you so don’t worry. Keep your chin up and your fluff forward.” Her words made me feel like I was actually worth something, like I really mattered. She made me see that even though it didn’t feel like it at the time, I could make a difference in the world. And lastly, me. I’ve inspired myself with the vast knowledge I have gained over the years. I know it seems a bit selfish to say I’m my own inspiration, but it’s true. I’ve learned so much about myself and I continue inspiring myself daily. So, if you’re like me and you’re tired of feeling like you aren’t “beautiful,” then stop listening to what society has to say about you. Listen to your heart and push yourself. Be all that you can be. Be beautiful.


Story of the Year:

Newspaper Editorial/Commentary

Page Number: Not to sure Paragraph: I chose this piece because it is very powerful & it is by far my best

work this year. I think that it really embodies who I am as a person while also telling who I am as a person. If taken to contest, I think that it would do a great job of representing me because it tells my story and the struggles I have faced and will allow others to know my story.

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ciate with,” sophomore Emma Phipps said. Along with gaining this skill, the girls learned how to push themselves past their breaking point. “Dance takes strength and tolerance,” sophomore Maggie Fleming said. Being able to adapt to new people, dances and music genres were also a big part of dance. The constant change in style made for a contemporary feel to their performances with hints of old-timey flare. “Coaching dance is different every year, in order to stay fresh and interesting I have to keep current on the trends in the dance world. It’s a fun challenge” dance team coach Bonnie Dumpert said.

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[One movement] T

Trust, strength, and dedication, these elements define what cheer and dance were all about. “Cheer takes pep and dedication,” freshman Ashley Lavinge said. Showing up to practices, learning the moves, and taking time from their lives were among the things cheerleaders and dancers faced this year. “Aside from the stress, extra time, drama, and injuries, it’s a lot of fun,” cheer coach Natalie Steutermann said. Though they were busy, the cheerleaders and dancers had developed a passion for dance. Not only were they learning new ways to dance, but they also learned valuable life skills. “You have to be ready to work with people you may not asso-

Top Far Right: Seniors Cayman Long, Trey Taylor and Gio Carette dance during the Powder Puff Football game on Nov. 12. The boys danced to the songs “It’s Raining Men”, “Ain’t No Other Man”, and “Say My Name”. Bottom Far Right: Juniors Derek Weaver, Zach Walker, Jacob Goodheart and Avery Boehm and seniors DJ Mitchell, Lucas Wilson and Cayman Long dance at the Powder Puff Football game on Nov. 12. They danced with umbrellas during the “It’s Raining Men” musical number. Right: The dance team

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forms a letter “P” with their pom poms during half time at the football game on Nov. 9. The routine they performed was a new one they had started and was still in the works.

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Photo by Lexi Loya

Photo by Natalie Franz

Photo by Whitney McDaniel

Photo by Whitney McDaniel

Cheer & Dance Spread

Photo by Mackenzie Getz

Far Left: Senior Morgan Driskell, freshman Delaney Clemetson, and sophomore Emma Phipps

do their dance routine for the student body during the pep rally on Sept. 20. Just after the cheerleaders performance the staff broke out into “The Harlem Shake”.

Left: Freshman Elizabeth Stone and seniors Sarah Ludwick and Nina Lopez

all do the splitz during half time on Sept. 20. The girls had presented their new dance routine earlier that day at the pep rally.

powder puff

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P

had fun doing powder puff cheerleading. It was different to be in the role of a cheerleader rather than a player Goodhart said. Senior Cayman Long cheered in powder puff cheerleading both his junior and senior years. After being a cheerleader, Long said he had more respect for the cheerleaders for being able to fit into the tight uniforms. Long’s favorite memory was performing the dance in front of the whole stadium. “Hearing the whole stadium laughing and cheering is a great feeling,” Long said.

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Powder puff cheerleading was a tradition that has been at High School. The boys who cheerd in it made many fun memories together during the cheer practices and the powder puff game. “The uniforms are the most uncomfortable thing I have ever been in,” junior Jacob Goodhart said. “But they looked hilarious on everyone.” Goodhart thought that the hardest part was memorizing the dance because of the many dance moves in the dance. They danced to the songs “Say my Name”, “It’s Raining Men” and “Ain’t No Other Man.” Goodhart

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Design of the Year:

Yearbook Page/Spread

Page Number: 122-123 Paragraph: I chose this piece because it is very interesting and it is super lively!

I love the use of the yearbook teal while also making a statement with the bold black background. I think that this would represent me very well because it gives my personality and flare all in one spread!

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Photo of the Year:

Environmental Portrait

Page Number: Not to sure Paragraph: I chose this piece because it is visually appealing and makes for an

interesting piece of work. I like the fact that she is reflected in the mirror, and she is in her “artistic� environment. I think this would represent me at contest because I enjoy the thought put into the image when it was captured.

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Reflection #8


Some specific areas that I believe this staff would benefit some change in are prioritizing, organizing, and overall just a decrease in biased attitudes. Although this is true, I think that yearbook group does a good job of keeping some sort of “family vibe” in the classroom. I think that some things that could fix our prioritizing is by not being assigned spreads along with side projects on top of our school work. I think it just adds stress to give us another project and then makes it hard for us to complete the PRIORITIES. As far as organization I think maybe have designated spots for things. It is sometimes hard to find things in the classroom because there aren’t designated areas to put things during class, and then things get misplaced. Then the biased attitudes can obviously be changed by just treating everyone equally without putting “emotions” into making decisions. This year would have had more of an impact on me and many other staffers if some of these things would have been completed.


Design


Spread Mock Ups


Four Years Together

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Player’s Legacies

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Erin Brown

Senior Jacy Norton & her date dance to a slow song on Apr. 12. The two of them said that they had a great time at prom & they loved the Roaring ‘20s theme.

Photo by Aly

Johnson


Left: Senior Austin Smith dances like a boss on Apr. 12. He said school dances are his time to get down! Right: Seniors Joe Buchman & Morgan Driskel smile at each other as they dance to a slow song on Apr. 12. The two said that they enjoyed dancing with each other that night.

Photo by Aly

Johnson

Photo by Aly

Johnson

A Love for the Game A Stat Girl’s Story

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A Night to Remember The Roaring 20s

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Erin Brown Left: Senior Austin Smith dances like a boss on Apr. 12. He said school dances are his time to get down! Right: Seniors Joe Buchman & Morgan Driskel smile at each other as they dance to a slow song on Apr. 12. The two said that they enjoyed dancing with each other that night.

Photo by Madi

Folsom

Photo by Madi

Folsom


Senior Jacy Norton & her date dance to a slow song on Apr. 12. The two of them said that they had a great time at prom & they loved the Roaring ‘20s theme.

Photo by Madi

Folsom

The Right Pair of Heels

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