Woodford County High School yearbook adviser Dan Ruff needed to get a head start to prepare his students to create the best yearbook they could. This summer he held the first Woodford County High School yearbook camp. A little over 20 students involved with the publication spent three days with professionals learning about design, photography, business and sales. This is Ruff’s fourth year advising the Jacketeer staff. What a great idea that could benefit high school yearbook and newspaper staffs around the state.
I spent two years on my high school yearbook staff. Even designed the cover my senior year. I never thought it would lead me down the path of my career. But it did and I couldn’t be more thankful. If you are a yearbook adviser and struggling, reach out to the photographers and designers in your area. They work at newspapers and communications departments in your community. They have a wealth of knowledge to share and if they are like me, they would be grateful to give back to the place that started them off, their high school yearbook.