By Josee Li
You’ve probably seen her walking around school events with a camera, dutifully taking pictures and interviewing students. With her bold red hair, Samantha Duckworth is a hard person to miss!
As part of the yearbook club for two years now, Sam, a sophomore, expresses her love for creating “snapshots of great memories.” It all started a few years ago, when Sam discovered her great passion for photography. She would soon be able to take her love to the next level by joining the yearbook club in 2015.
After becoming involved with the yearbook club, Sam realized that she liked the various aspects of being a yearbook developer. Sam enthusiastically stated, “I like talking to different people and seeing the various events that go on at our school.” In fact, she likes interacting with our school community and working in the yearbook club so much that she is now the head editor for the academic section of the yearbook.
Some of her responsibilities include reaching out to various students to get quotes, pictures, and other information. Once she has collected her data and photos, she begins her long process of arranging and formatting the page in an aesthetically pleasing way. The end product is perfection, as the entire yearbook club works hard to produce what the whole school community views in June.
I ask Sam a simple question at the end of the interview: “Why should we have a yearbook?” The answer is immediate. Sam states firmly, “It’s a way to remember the good memories from high school that may be forgotten otherwise.”
The yearbook club’s hard work reflects the overall spirit of the Council Rock North community throughout the year, as we all learn and grow together. The yearbook captures those powerful moments of success and joyous moments of celebration starting from the first day of school to the end of the school year. As a keepsake, the yearbook is sure to be a strong source of recollection for our school, and most importantly our seniors. No matter where these seniors go in the country or world in the future, they will be able to hold on to a piece of Council Rock North that remains their home. Every year is a milestone for everyone, and Samantha and the yearbook club preserve each stepping stone.