FC: Yearbook Portfolio | By Anica Williams
1: Resume Anica Williams 25388 Lisa Terrace Aldie, Va, 20105 firstname.lastname@example.org August 2011-present Objective: The purpose of taking yearbook is to tell the story of what happened that year. It is up to us to make people remember the events that went on and why they were important years from now. Education: Freedom High School Advanced diploma expected in 2014 English 9, English 10, Photojournalism I, Journalism, Pre AP world History and Geography, Earth Science, Biology, Early Childhood, Spanish I, II, &III Algebra, Geometry
2: Resume continued... Staff Experience: Copy Writer -Newspaper/Yearbook copy -Homecoming copy -Bonding copy -jobs copy -instrument bonding copy -chemistry copy -naming for clubs -girls jv basketball copy +more Journalism Experience: Take journalism class during the 2010-2011 school year to prepare for yearbook Qualities of mine: I'm very responsible and I get my work done on time. I am also a very trustworthy person and you can count on me not to leak any important information. I also bring charm and humor wherever I go.
3: During the beginning of the year I didn’t know what to expect. I knew going in that I wanted to be in yearbook so I just braced myself for whatever was to come. I still can’t say what I expect for yearbook next year. I guess it’s a matter of preparing for anything to happen. Yearbook is a class where anything can happen and you don’t know if tomorrow will be the same or not. Since I’m going to John Champe next year I expect our staff goals to revolve around learning the basic things such as designing, writing, and photography. I don’t really expect anything fancy since everyone on the staff will be a newbie expect for me. But there is a lot of room to grow so maybe we can end up playing around with design/writing/and photography. To help the staff next year I plan to be ahead of my deadlines so that I can have enough time without worrying about my stuff to help them out. I plan on being there whenever anyone needs me and I’m going to try my hardest to have a better understanding of designing and photography so helping them will go more smoothly. My biggest strength is my writing because I’ve always had a huge passion for writing; it just comes really smoothly for me. Which I think carries on into yearbook. Writing can be pure hell but when you go out and interview people to find that story and end up finding it, writing copy is can be so simple and kind of fun actually. In my portfolio you will get to see some of the copy that I wrote and I think that you’ll notice how much I’ve improved on it. My biggest weakness is designing in yearbook. I haven’t designed a single page in the book and from what I see it looks painful. I’ve moved around text boxes and tried changing fonts for some of the clubs pictures but even that was a huge struggle for me. Edesign is not my friend at all and to tell you the truth we’re actually enemies. My designing skills are so helpless that I can’t even copy and paste copy into a copy box without something going wrong. Last year in journalism we used Indesign and I mastered that but Edesign is a whole new ball park for me.
4: Throughout this year I’ve learned how to go up to people and ask them for interviews. Last year I was absolutely terrified about the thought of talking to strangers and now I can pretty much go up to anyone. There are still some people that I’d like to avoid but compared to last year it’s like I became some sort of queen. I also improved in my writing at least that’s what you tell me and what my mom tells me; I’m pretty oblivious to it all. Compared to the beginning of the year with my copy and my copy now there’s a difference but I don’t really know how or why. I kind of think there may not be a difference and it’s just the type of angle which makes it better or worse but I’m guessing thats not the case.
5: these are my capt-ions!!!
16: While the cheerleaders were practicing their routines, the girls JV basketball team also went over their plays for their upcoming game. "It's tough and really tiring, but sometimes it can be fun. It’s all to get you better," said Taylor Schraml, 9. As the JV girls sweat through their drills in the gym, the cheerleaders continued to learn their new cheers and dances in the hallways. "[Practice] helps me improve on things I need to work on,” said Christine Higginbotham, 9, “Without practice we wouldn't know what to do at a game." After hours of preparation, it was finally time to put their skills to the test and jump into the game. Amanda Bielecki, 10, said, “It’s awesome and scary at the same time, but the scariness is the fun part.” To each person on the team, basketball has a different meaning to them. “[Playing basketball is] like being in another world. Everyone has something they’re good at and mine’s basketball,” said Jourdan Grills, 9. | Girls JV Basketball Copy | Now.....
17: Finding the perfect outfit to wear to homecoming is usually one half of the puzzle. This isn’t the case for Nicole Ferrell, 10. “My mom bought four homecoming dresses for each year,” said Ferrell. The dress wasn’t enough though. “For homecoming I went to get my hair done then I put my dress on because I didn’t want to go in my dress. Then I put my makeup on last so I knew I had enough time to get it right,” said Ferrell, 10. Boys however had a different approach for getting ready for homecoming. “I basically wore my church clothes with a tie,” said Daniye Bartell, 10. “I picked out my clothes thirty minutes before homecoming,” said Pukar Subedi, 12. | Homecoming Copy | Then.....
18: Yes it was :))))
19: The End