Yearbook to include underclassmen pictures?
The Yearbook Staff met with a representative of Jostens’ Publishing Company to hear about the idea of including all underclassmen’s pictures in the yearbook of the Class of 2013.
The idea was proposed as a way, not only to include all students at Rockland High in the yearbook, but also to decrease the overall cost of the yearbook for seniors. The cost of the yearbook has risen over the years and costs over $100.
The Jostens representative admitted that the adding of underclassmen might not give a huge boost to sales, especially right away. The main benefit, she said, is to make the yearbook more of a historical document that accurately represents the overall make-up of the school. However, it would decrease the cost even with the addition of 30 to 40 students and parents who would buy the yearbook if underclassmen pictures were in it. Yearbooks from East Bridgewater and a few other surrounding towns were shown to the Yearbook staff who liked the ones with just a few extra pages with the underclassmen pictures.
Team and club photos with underclassmen have always been included in RHS yearbooks.
The staff will be voting on this proposal next week, so stay tuned.