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Teen publishes yearbook on own after school cuts funding

From Media News: "Faced with drooping enrollments in the region with the state's highest unemployment rate, the school board slashed the budget by 20 percent this year. Several teaching positions disappeared, the school week was squeezed into four days by extending the school day and all funding for the high school yearbook was cut. But Kevin Graham, a senior with a 3.5 grade-point average who starred in the school play and worked nights after school at a local cafe, promised his 110 high school classmates they'd get their yearbook, even if he had to do it all himself -- which is exactly what he has done." Full Story.

Why is this cool? One, this is local (over in Joseph, Oregon), and two, I was an editor on my high school year book and I know it's not easy to produce one, let alone by yourself. A yearbook is a big deal for many high school kids, especially in a small town.

Posted by Jake on 06/02/03 @ 11:45 AM
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