Yearbook Q&A with Adviser Ms. Torres


Emily Mojica

MACES YEARBOOK – Get the Maywood Center for Enriched Studies 2020-2021 yearbook today. “There are so many amazing things happening; you will be very happily surprised if you do buy a yearbook and see what your classmates are creating,” Ms. Torres, yearbook advisor said.

Emily Mojica, Managing Editor

Q: Can students still submit photos?

A: “Yes, currently we have the Image Share App open and students can still submit photos that way. We also have a gmail account where you can email photos and that’s [email protected]. Anyone can send photos through this email for the yearbook. Over the next few weeks we will also be sending google forms for students to upload their photos.”


Q: How are the yearbook surveys going to be incorporated into the yearbook?

A: “The surveys are being used in a lot of different ways. We have spreads focused on student responses. We have had such a hard time with photos so we are doing alternative coverage, which means that we take text based spreads and make them more interactive.”


Q: How difficult was it to create content for the yearbook?

A: “It’s definitely been a challenge, but the students are just so creative and so willing to try absolutely anything to make this work. They think outside the box and come up with innovative ways to make the yearbook just as interesting as it has always been.”


Q: “How has it been for you, leading a yearbook class for the first time and in a virtual environment?

A: “It’s an interesting thing to take on a yearbook class for the first time and also have it be the first full year of distance learning. It’s been very different, but the students have been so involved and engaged in the yearbook. About half of the class have been in the yearbook class for 3 or 4 years and are very used to running this. Yearbook is very student run and I am very hands off in delegating so they can create what they want to create.”


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Q: May you talk about distribution and some of the events that yearbook is planning?

A: “Pushing back the yearbook distribution to early-mid July was not an easy choice. However, we are hoping to get more in person events and capture them for the yearbook. We are looking to have signing events out in front of school to meet up and socialize. There will be more details at a later date as we are still planning.”


Q: Has the yearbook formatting changed?

A: “As of now we will have the same number of pages as previous years. There is one yearbook for the entire school, middle school and high school.”


Q: Will the price of the yearbook go up?

A: “We are selling the yearbook for the absolute lowest price that we are allowed to. We are making no money by selling this yearbook. We are only covering the cost it takes to produce the yearbooks.”


Q: What can students expect to see in the yearbook?

A: “I don’t want to give too many spoilers away, but we are going to have pet based spreads, teacher baby photos, and a section for quarantine creations that highlight students’ creations.”


Q: What would you say to the students who are still debating whether or not they should purchase the yearbook?

A: “I can understand why you might be hesitant because this year is so different and you might be wondering what is going to be in the yearbook and ask if it is going to be worth it. I can tell you not just as the yearbook advisor that of course wants to tell you that the yearbook is awesome, but just as somebody who is witnessing it being created. There are so many amazing things happening and you will be very happily surprised if you do buy a yearbook to get to see what your classmates are creating.”


Students interested in joining can apply at this link!