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The yearbooks have arrived

All of the Huntley Chieftain yearbooks since 2006 (E. Weideman)
All of the Huntley Chieftain yearbooks since 2006 (E. Weideman)

The bell rings as junior Trey Darnell slides into his seat with a yearbook in hand, flipping through the pages hoping to find his name or picture stored within the pages full of memories. The 2013-2014 Chieftain yearbook has arrived, and this year’s edition is filled with plenty of fond memories and great stories.

Although this years Chieftain was released a few weeks later than usual, it does not seem to matter for students, who probably did not realize it in the first place.

“I didn’t even remember that I was getting one until they handed it to me during class, so I don’t really care about when it was released,” said junior Trey Darnell.

Normally the Chieftain is released some time in September, but this year it took the yearbook staff a little bit longer to finish up the layout and stories.

“Some of the pages just weren’t finished on time, so the release was delayed,” said english teacher and new yearbook adviser Lauren Teeter.

The students who work on the yearbook put a lot of hard work into the making of this year’s edition.  Staff members worked after school, and even over the summer, in order to finish the yearbook before finally finishing it at the beginning of this year.

“I think there was definitely some struggles, pages not completed, deadlines missed,”  said english teacher and former yearbook adviser Ericka Shay. “But the class really came together and put in a lot of hard work, especially the editors.”

This years Chieftain has many interesting and new features this year such as, best student cars, an article about twins, and school lunches to name a few.  There is also the new edition of the “my story” quotes, which was done by scanning students handwriting on to a page to give the quotations a more personal feel.

“The kids had cool ideas about what they wanted to achieve,” said Shay “Things like the my story quotes give a more authentic feel.”

Of course there were the usual sections of the yearbook that go in every year, such as all of the athletics, academic classes, and clubs.

“A lot of kids were here all summer, and it really required a lot of dedication and commitment,” said Shay.

Staff members were assigned certain articles to write, and also fun pages that had no real guidelines.  The staff last year put in a lot of effort and it certainly shows in the 2013-2014 Chieftain.


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