Creek Yearbook staff gains insights at conference

Members of the Creek Yearbook staff attended a Jostens Conference this past week and earned the Friendliest Staff Award. From L to R: Grace Perkins, Anna Grace Lee, Kasey Stringer, Kate Myers, Madison Bratton, Annie Jones, Abby Martin, Lainey Adkins, Ella Viator, Komal Gill

 

Cedar Creek’s Yearbook class goes way beyond a book of pictures. Students learn how to design, write, photograph, and operate a camera, as well as essential social and team-building skills in a workplace environment. 

Kacey Stringer’s students also learn about inclusivity and kindness. Last year, Stringer started a Kindness club for high schoolers at Cedar Creek and often incorporates those values in her Yearbook curriculum. 

“Mrs. Stringer is so invested in our success and makes sure to support and encourage us in everything we do,” said senior Annie Jones. “She is a talented photographer and an outstanding teacher, and we can’t imagine anyone better suited to present at Jostens’ conference.” 

With 17 years of professional photography experience, Stringer was requested to speak about photography for Jostens’ Yearbook Workshop at Centenary College in Shreveport where 17 schools from around the area attended.

“I was so honored to be asked to present at Jostens,” said Stringer. “I teach photography at Cedar Creek, so speaking to students about how to use a camera was a no brainer. I have had plenty of practice. The workshop was so valuable for my staffers. They took away many new skills.”

Members of the Creek Yearbook staff said that attending the conference was beneficial to them as they head into the new school year. 

“It was extremely beneficial to see different schools’ yearbooks, instead of just the past Cedar Creek ones,” said senior Kate Myers. “I walked away with a ton of new ideas, and I am excited to showcase them in next year’s projects.”

The group won the Friendliest Staff Award at the conference. 


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