What’s recently happened?
The yearbook is thriving at Bishop Noll Institute this school year. The yearbook has always been significant for Bishop Noll.
Bishop Noll, previously Catholic Central High School, was founded in 1921. Its yearbook is called the Marquette, and it was first published in 1935. Its rich history made it very significant to not just the school but also the student body.
In the past years, the yearbook has kept the memories of Bishop Noll alive. The yearbook kept records of things like attendance, and the number of kids who graduated and offered classes.
It hasn’t only been stats; it also holds memories. The yearbook has stories of state championships, scholarships, students' favorite class moments, and much more.
Throughout the years, the yearbook staff and editors have done a fabulous job of helping to keep history alive. They have taken field trips to yearbook workshops which helped kids become inspired by the yearbook themes. In the workshops, the students learned many skills. They learned how to take pictures in different settings, how to try to get all of the student body involved, and how to write descriptions & stories.
The yearbook has created themes in the past that they believed would create a stronger and more unique student body.
What’s coming up?
The yearbook staff and editors are very excited about this year's yearbook and its theme.
They have done unique themes such as “Anatomy of a Warrior,” but they believe that this one will unite students. This year's theme is called “Diary of a Warrior,” and the students will be taking a big part in it.
The Diary of a Warrior yearbook will look like a diary or journal. The yearbook will include doodles from students and the stories will be handwritten as well.
The staff and editors picked this theme because they believe that it’s something that everyone can be involved in. Their goal is to have as many kids involved as they can and to get everyone in the yearbook at least one time. These goals are encouraging the staff to get more pictures and quotes from the students and faculty.
To meet the goals, the staff are working hard at taking pictures, tagging pictures, making the layout for the pages, and writing stories.
Overall, the Yearbook staff and editors are excited for their ideas to come to life.
The teacher who is in charge of the yearbook is Jennifer Florek.
Florek is part of communications. She has been in charge of the yearbook for seven years, but her interest in photography did not start there.
Florek was the editor-in-chief of the yearbook at her high school. She believes that the experience of being an editor for the yearbook taught her a lot and started her path toward her current career at Bishop Noll.
“Working on the high school yearbook was one of the highlights of my life, so helping students work on their books is like a dream come true,” said Florek.
Florek has many ideas for this upcoming yearbook that she believes would help capture Bishop Noll. She wants to create a yearbook that is a snapshot of this time in history and that will also capture this time in the student’s life for years to come.
She does not only have goals just for the book but also for the editors and staff.
“I hope the staff members have a fun time making the book and learn some new skills along the way,” she said. “As staff members, we always try to include as many students as possible as many times as possible and spell everyone’s names right.”
Students have been greatly impacted by the yearbook at Bishop Noll. The yearbook has taught kids skills and made them discover new interests. One student, in particular, has taken an interest in Genesis Medina.
Medina is a senior at Bishop Noll. She is part of cheer for football and basketball season and is a part of many clubs.
Medina joined the yearbook her senior year because she was looking for a club to join and decided that the yearbook is fun and will help capture memories.
The yearbook has helped Medina become more invested in what she is writing. It has also taught her how to use an image as an inspiration for what she is writing. Medina has already chosen what she wants to write and take pictures about for the yearbook.
Medina is going to work on the cheer and tennis sections. She picked these subjects because she is on the cheer team and has friends on the tennis team as well. Like all of the other staff and editors, Medina is excited to create a yearbook that will include the whole school.
“I’m excited to see how we can incorporate a yearbook that includes everyone in one way or another.”