Unveiling Life's Images in Words
Cassie and her team worked diligently to format the layout for the yearbook. Already their newspaper, The Bluejay Bulletin, won an award at the state competition; this despite the eerie appearance of wispy figures in a couple of photos Kenzie had taken and a screw-up of one of the headlines in the last paper, thankfully not the copy that was submitted for the statewide competition.
As the deadline for submitting the yearbook proofs to Mr. Allenbach arrived, Cassie settled before her computer for a final review. Kareem joined her.
“How’s it looking, Cass?”
“Good, Kareem.” Cassie smiled as she looked over at her yearbook co-editor. Kareem was new to the school this year, but had been editor at his previous school and Cassie was delighted to have an extra set of eyes helping with the yearbook. He also worked as a journalist for the school newspaper, declining her offer of co-editing there as well. He preferred being the man on the scene, literally, with the drama and art students, keeping the whole school in touch and aware of the many accomplishments coming from his peers. The school fielded some of the best art, drama and writing instructors in the state and the student population responded in kind.
“Oh, wow, look at that collage of images from the prom! Is that one of Kenzie’s masterpieces?”
“Yeah, she’s really got a knack for visual composition this year.” Kenzie was Cassie’s closest friend, next to Jarrod, and an exceptional photographer. She also had strong skills in drawing and intended to enroll in the college of visual arts next year at the University of Colorado in Denver. Kenzie was their main photographer for both the newspaper and most of the candid shots for the yearbook.