Yearbook to Host Distribution Party Today

Students can pick up yearbooks today at a signing party in the quad from 3:30-5:30 p.m. This distribution scheme is new this year, and clubs will be able to fundraise at the free event. Radio station STAR 101.3 fm will provide music and drinks.

“This way it involves more of the school, gives them a chance to … relax, catch up with friends, sign yearbooks, and it’s just more fun,” Yearbook Editor-in-Chief senior Sophia Langhi said.

Seniors could have received yearbooks at the Senior Dessert but are still encouraged to attend.

According to Yearbook adviser Danielle Paige, Yearbook has distributed at lunch the week before finals for the past two years. They started doing it that way because of a poorly-attended pool party with an entrance fee in 2005.

Since this year ends closer to distribution, Yearbook felt they needed a new way that might give students enough time to find all their friends before finals. Yearbook also hopes to use the event to appease teacher complaints about yearbook signing during class and to increase its role on campus.

“It’s a way to give back to the school as well because we’re providing an opportunity for clubs and class councils to do a lot of their fundraising and get a jump start on next year,” Sophia said.

Seniors in Yearbook will entertain guests with balloon animals. Although senior Neggin Tavana said she suggested the idea “jokingly,” the seniors liked it and have learned how to do balloon modeling over the past few weeks.

Based on previous distributions, Paige said the line to get a yearbook should take about 10 minutes at a maximum.

Since those who have not paid bills will not be able to receive their yearbooks, bookkeeper Nadia Ruelas said she will close at 5:30 p.m. instead of 3:30. Students can also pick up yearbooks next week.

Yearbook hopes the party will be a “fun and festive” event to commemorate the year and hopes to continue it in the coming years.

“We’re excited and proud of the 304-page book that we’ve managed to create and the stories and memories that we were able to capture and share with everybody,” Paige said.