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Students taking a stand on yearbook issues

Friday, October 13, 2000

More than a dozen high school students approached the Alta school board Monday night. The students brought with them concerns and proposals about their high school yearbook.

The yearbook has been a hot topic in the Alta school system since the beginning of the school year due to the high costs and the need for a yearbook advisor.

Linda Ducommun resigned from the yearbook advisor position last spring due to conflicting interests. Students are concerned there will be no yearbook class and no yearbook this year.

Ducommun has said she'll teach the yearbook class if the yearbook is cut down to 40-pages and she can spend her time working on it during the school day.

Student Council president Derek Radke spoke on behalf of the students attending the board meeting.

"I think this is a good learning opportunity for us," Radke said. "It helps educate us on selling ads, taking pictures, researching, interviewing and deadlines.

"I just want to know if the cost is that important that it can't be set aside for our educational value. These are our high school memories."

Radke proposed setting up a contract for students to sign in order to assure their help with the yearbook. He suggested that if one eighth of the school's enrollment participated, and each student was put in charge of four pages, the yearbook could get done.

"I look at our community and our school and want Alta to be a leading school," Radke said. "I look at it as we lead others."

The school board is supporting the yearbook and members are trying to figure out the best possible way to deal with things since the yearbook is such a costly investment.

Read the rest of this article in the 10/14 Pilot Tribune.

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