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Yearbook Story Ideas

NEED AN IDEA FOR A STORY?

Good yearbook stories feature content students will want to remember, but coming up with ideas for those stories isn’t always easy. We have provided some potential story ideas to help build your yearbook content.

SENIORS

  • College: applying – time and money involved, essays, visiting colleges
  • Graduation: graduating early, taking five or more years, gifts, traditions
  • 13 years: those seniors who have been in the district/school since their first day of class

UNDERCLASS

  • Injuries: how they happen, how they affect life at school, signing casts, getting around
  • Practical jokes
  • Siblings: at same school, twins

STUDENT LIFE

  • Amusement parks
  • Elections/political involvement
  • Environmental awareness
  • Fashion and trends
  • Going to concerts
  • School rivalries
  • Spring trips, spring break

CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS

  • If I could invent a club, it would be…
  • Interaction with local community
  • Off-campus trips
  • Feature someone who has been in in the club all four years

SPORTS

  • College recruiting
  • Crosstown rivals
  • Local press coverage of school athletes
  • Sideline personnel: managers, trainers, waterboys, statisticians

ACADEMICS

  • Foreign exchange program
  • Long term projects: How do you approach them? When do you finish? Prefer or abhor them?
  • Portfolios: students who must submit a collection of their work for a grade
  • Scholarships

 

 

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