Students collaborate to capture moments in WHS yearbook
Upon walking into English Dept. member Brett Hiner’s classroom seventh period, a few sounds stand out: “Let’s have a sports check on Friday!,” “Did you finish your layout?” and lots and lots of laughter.
The class is Yearbook Production the class period for the WHS yearbook, Legacy.
Students in the class say they
look forward to seventh period all day.
Addy Dossi (11) said, “[The class] is a really comfortable andwelcomingatmosphere;it’s my favorite class.”
One word to describe the Legacy production period? That depends on who you ask.
Adviser Brett Hiner said “chaos,” whereas Autumn Billings (11) said “family,” and students Audrey Carlton (10) and Lily Williams (11) agreed
Hiner said he relies on student
leadership. He identified the leaders in the class to be editor- in-chief Michael Chapman (12) and section editors Sid Chamberlin (12), Marisa Zerrer (12) and Lily Williams (11).
Chapman says his experience and work ethic got him his position at editor-in-chief: he has been on the staff for three years, spending two as head photographer.
Chapman said leading such a large and social group of people has its inherent challenges, such as staying on task. However, Chapman said he needs only remind the group of the common goal to get them back to work: that Legacy has the responsibility of putting out one single book of memories.
The concept of a yearbook has always appealed to Hiner, he said.
“Next to your diploma, your
yearbook is the one thing from high school you keep.
If, 40 years from now, you are interested in how your football team did, you are going to look to your yearbook for that. In my family, my kids are interested in how I looked. They go to my yearbook and say, ‘Wow, daddy had hair! And a better metabolism!’” Hiner said.
This year is Hiner’s 20 year advising the WHS yearbook.