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yearbook-staff-pic-august-2011-249x187Wakulla High School yearbook staff brought home three awards for WHS at this year's Yearbook University in Gainesville, Florida.

Nineteen schools and 73 students attended the 3-day workshop, which teaches all aspects of creating a yearbook, including design, photography, leadership and writing.

WHS won awards for Best Cover, Best Layout Spread and Best Mod.  [Mods (modules) are strategically placed elements that create a sense of consistency throughout the yearbook.] Attending the workshop were Yearbook Sponsor Hunter Tucker, Editor Payton Baze, and seniors Blair Mathers and Sarah Gray, junior Kaitlyn Furnish (co-editor), sophomores Shana Furnish, Cary Mathers and Emily Rudd, and freshman Bailee Baze.

According to Mrs. Tucker, "Each summer when the staff goes to the camp they learn so much, and they always leave with the cover and theme finished.  They always have lots of fun and it helps them get to know each other better so that they can work better as a group."

The intensive workshop began with orientation, then the rest of the day was devoted to “dreaming” a yearbook theme.  Day two included sessions on interviewing, photography, business and marketing, writing, and special sessions for editors and intensive photography.  Participants learned about and then created a yearbook spread, which led to homework!  The workshop's final day brought each school's theme development presentations and graduation.

Yearbook University “Professor” Wallace ended with this:  “Everything you have learned at the workshop and in yearbook class is important.  Cover all students, take outstanding photos, design cool layouts, but don’t forget to have fun in the process.”


Students, Parents and Advertisers—Buy Now!

Yearbook sales, Senior Pages, and Advertisement information will be available at Wakulla High School's Open House Monday, August 15 from 5-8 pm.  Yearbooks are on sale for only $65 with mailed coupon; the price increases to $80 by May.  Senior Page rates begin at $175.  Find more information online at

Advertising rates begin at $25.  Contact Hunter Tucker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

You may order yearbooks online at and enter the school job number 0636.

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