CMS Yearbook Staff attends Jostens Workshop

by Apr 12, 2010COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments



CMS Yearbook staff and sponsors (left-right) Lacey Arch, Jaron Bradley, Susan Lanier, Mack Lackey, Kayla Rutkosky, Nick Cucumber and Bette Fitzgerald. (Photo by Susan Lanier/GEAR UP)

Like a journey back through the Wild West, the Jostens Yearbook Workshop was held at the Inn on Biltmore Estate on March 26.   Thanks to costumes borrowed from Pistols & Petticoats Old Tyme Photography Studio in Saunooke Village, Cherokee Middle School took first prize for best dressed!  The award was free “World Beat” sections for all of our 2011 books (highlights on current events, trends, and politics from that school year).

The following students were selected to attend the workshop and to plan the cover of the 2011 yearbook:  Jaron Bradley(7th), Nick Cucumber (7th), Mack Lackey (7th), and Lacey Arch (7th).  The theme they selected is “CMS Gone Wild!”  The cover will have a mountain landscape from the Ravensford Campus fading to black at the bottom of the page.  Large yellow elk tracks will cross the bottom of the book with a large CMS filled with photos as the title.  The back will have an elk crossing sign and black silhouettes of sports and cultural/academic shapes. 

Students also attended a session by Shannon Willams, Jostens Creative Accounts Manager out of Chicago, who discussed trends in graphic design, fundraising, and book sales techniques.  Sponsors Bette Fitzgerald and Kayla Rutkosky, joined by Susan Lanier of Gear Up felt the workshop was a successful and fun-filled day, exposing students to careers in marketing and graphic design.

Special Thanks to our Cherokee Middle School Yearbook Sponsors:

$200: Cherokee Water Treatment, Cherokee Public Safety, Healthy Cherokee, Cherokee Life Center, and EBCI Sanitation and Recycling

$100: Birdtown Gym, Qualla Boundary Library, TERO, Cherokee Boys Club, Tribal Construction, Office of Environmental and Natural Resources, Qualla Housing, and Tribal Engineering and Design

$50: Falcon Ridge Development Group LLC, Pageant Hills Motel, Bradley’s Grocery Store, Smokey Mountain Glass LLC, Pageant Inn, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Qualla Arts, Cherokee DOT, EBCI Fisheries and Wildlife, Cherokee Office Supply, EBCI Employment, Village Leather, Medicine Man Crafts, Cherokee Preservation Foundation, and the Cherokee Historical Association.

 2009-2010 CMS Yearbooks are on sale for $25 students, $20 staff.  The 74 page, full color book was completed in March and sent to the publisher.  The books will arrive in May, distributed at the 2nd annual Yearbook Signing Party for all students receiving a yearbook.  Orders can be placed with Moni (554-5026) at the front desk of CMS (cash or checks to CMS yearbook).