In high school, yearbooks are a rite of passage. At the end of every school year, the book the yearbook staff has produced is handed out to students on one big day, and everyone gets to find out which of their most favorite moments they’ll remember in 10 years.
And depending on how much stuff you’re involved in, that can be a lot, or as little as your tiny little mugshot in the class pages, where you’re pretty much guaranteed a mention even if you didn’t even manage to show up on picture day.
But some schools are changing that M.O. – everyone gets at least two yearbook mentions outside of the class pages, no matter how much, or how little, they participated that year. Some schools and their yearbook staffs say that doing it this way gives a truer picture of the student body. It shouldn’t matter, they say, if you’re a part of the more popular activities – sports, theater, lately, the Glee Club or if you’re more of an under the radar type – everyone should be as much of a part of the yearbook as everyone else.
Others argue, however, that the kids who participated and were are a part of the school the most should be recognized for that – and should be in the yearbook more than those who didn’t.
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