Publication Students Attend Jostens Workshop

Staff members Kylah Comley, Kasady Smith, adviser Todd Vogts, and Lindsay Gilmore pose for a picture after Monday's workshop.

Staff members Kylah Comley, Kasady Smith, adviser Todd Vogts, and Lindsay Gilmore pose for a picture after Monday’s workshop.

Beginning the day at 7 a.m, yearbook staff members are more than just cameras and computer screens. The staff members not only create a yearbook, but also uncover the hidden stories of Sterling High School in the yearbook called The Cub.

Sophomore Lindsay Gilmore, junior Kylah Comley, and senior Kasady Smith all attended the 2014 Jostens Summer Workshop. At the conference they learned the proper design, interviewing, photography, and storytelling techniques to produce a quality yearbook.

“Being a newcomer in the yearbook world, I really didn’t know anything about designing a year book. Coming to this conference has opened my eyes to everything that a yearbook can be, and I’m looking forward to being on The Cub staff this year,” Gilmore said.

Wayna Polk, a main speaker at the event, has taught yearbook and spoken at workshops for 33 years.

“Wayna taught me all of the ways to refine and make our publication better,” Smith said.

During the second afternoon of the four-day workshop the schedule was left open for staff bonding time. The members, including adviser Todd Vogts, all participated in mini-golf, go-carts, and arcade games at All-Star Sports.

“It was nice to get a little break to have some fun with my staff, even though we got in trouble for bumping each other while driving the go-carts,” Comley said.

After the entertainment of All-Star Sports, the staff continued their work at Jostens.

“As editor, I am very pleased of the progress we have already made at the workshop. We are starting the school year already having our theme, cover, fonts, colors, and graphic design planned out for the yearbook,” Smith said.

Waking up at 7 a.m has proven worth it for the 2014-2015 Cub yearbook staff.

“I am looking forward to making a cool yearbook that the students will enjoy, and with the staff I have, I think we can accomplish that,” Vogts said.