Students work to preserve memories
By Ansley Bittle
This is the last year the fifth through eighth grades will be together at Jemison Middle School. The Chilton County Board of Education has made the decision to move fifth and sixth grades to the new Jemison Intermediate School. Therefore, the JMS yearbook staff is doubling their efforts to make this yearbook special for the alumni, teachers and students by honoring this memorable year and historical building.
Each year, the yearbook staff faces the task of documenting the accomplishments and triumphs of the students, and this year is no exception. It is a tradition for the yearbook staff to keep the ideas top secret until the books come back from the publisher in the spring.
It is important for students and teachers to purchase their yearbook before Nov. 1 for $25 to ensure that the school purchases enough.
Mrs. Holly Porter and Mrs. Nichole Kee, JMS yearbook supervisors, have developed a staff compiled of creative students from seventh and eighth grades to work on the book. In years past, only eighth graders have taken the responsibility, but Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Kee are making the smart move of training some seventh graders for next year. This is the biggest yearbook staff the school has ever had, totaling 16 students. Yes, that is a lot of students to manage, but our staff thinks of it as more great ideas to use.
Our primary focus at this time has been on the yearbook cover. About one week ago, we judged the ideas for the front and back covers. This year’s awesome cover was designed by Micaiah Parsons. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser. We all know the cover is only one factor of completing the book. Everyone loves looking at the pictures inside and seeing if there are any of themselves (I know that from personal experience). The yearbook staff is working to make sure that the year is accurately documented.
We hope the 2009-10 yearbook will bring back fond memories of this special year that we will experience together for several years.
–Ansley Bittle is a member of the JMS yearbook staff.