On May 2, the Tatanka yearbook staff, along with five other schools, went to an all day workshop in the Bison Room to prepare for next years yearbook.
“We talked to the other schools about their past books and future ideas and came up with ideas and themes for our next years book,” said Junior Joshua Fischmann.
Guest speaker, Jeff Moffitt, came to speak about designing a yearbook and ways to sell many books. The group then had the chance to come up with their own ideas.
“We listed out a ton of ideas and themes that we want to incorporate into the book and now we’re trying to narrow it down to a few things that we want,” said Junior Jordyn Prince.
As the group started to work together as editors, they have started finding their strengths and weaknesses.
“I think we’re gonna be a really good group. We can all put in our opinion without anyone getting offended and no one gets upset if someone else doesn’t like their idea. The criticism works well in our group,” said Junior Adam Skelly.
“We all get along really well, but there’s so many of us so it’s hard to agree. We have to use talking sticks or else everyone is talking and stating their opinions at the same time,” said Prince.
In June, the group will be attending an annual Yearbook Camp at St. Johns University for 3 days to finalize their book’s details and get input from professionals. The 2014-2015 Tatanka editors have many other plans for the upcoming summer.
“We are planning to have lots of summer yearbook meetings, along with group bonding bonfires and lake days,” said Fischmann. “I’m exciting to see what the summer has in store for us.”