The Yearbook Club at Kent is considered as one of Kent’s longest-running clubs, serving an important role in representing the school and capturing memories for students here at that time.
Ms. Moreno, who has been the club advisor since 1998, has enjoyed her time running the club. When Mrs. Moreno became the club advisor she was the first teacher who officially made yearbook an afterschool activity. Nowadays, the club meets every Tuesday on a regular basiS, and the afterschool activity runs from Monday to Friday. In the winter term, Ms. Cheney was another faculty assistant along with Mrs. Moreno, while in the spring Mrs. Parsons is the other faculty assistant.
Mrs. Moreno loves how she can work with the students in a nonacademic atmosphere while designing something very meaningful and special to the community. It is not only the final product that matters but also the process of everyone contributing to the book that is very important.
Out of all the yearbooks, Mrs. Moreno considers the 2020 yearbook as her favorite one. Towards the end, there are three pages dedicated to Father Schell, who had been the Headmaster for 39 years and was a graduate of the class of 1969. Interestingly, there is also a section about COVID. It includes a COVID-19 timeline with many different events that shaped Kent’s community different from previous years.
Something that makes Kent’s yearbooks unique and distinct from other schools is that every senior has the privilege to write words that go beside their senior portrait. In addition, there is a section called “dorm life” which is very interesting since it highlights the dorm life in a genuine way. Mr. Foote, a faculty member of the English department came up with this idea.
The yearbook is running quite efficiently and effectively despite the pandemic and the changes it has brought out to our lives. Kent has a wonderful photographer named Ms. Wallace who contributes a majority of the photos for the yearbook. These photos include students hanging out in front of the chapel, students involved in community service, students in the dining hall, and more.
The yearbook is truly based on student efforts and teamwork.Mrs. Moreno says, “The yearbook gets better every year thanks to students working harder and participating.”