The yearbook staff creates “The Dragon” yearbook. Students decide the content. Publishing a book for a real audience gives students practice with writing, photography, design, working as a team and working with in a budget. It is a unique experience because people’s children and grandchildren, who will be interested in knowing about what life was like, will read these history books.


Students take a one-semester journalism course before joining the staff. This course satisfies core English credit for graduation.


Yearbook meets as a class with students covering events in and out of school.


“The Dragon” has earned nearly every state and national award over the past 25 years including Pacemakers, Crowns, the First Amendment Press Freedom award, and is a National Scholastic Press Association Hall of Fame inductee.


Graduates of the program include a professor, a banker, teachers, a cruise ship performer, a TV producer, corporate communications specialists, advertising executives, business owners, and several chiropractors.


Sponsor: Leslie Shipp

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