June 1, 2017 - September 29, 2017
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Seniors are allowed to purchase for $5.00 a senior quote with their picture in the yearbook. We offer senior quotes to be purchased for one week only in the first two months of the school year (TBA). However, we often find that students need some assistance coming up with their quotes and want some additional time. Start thinking now! That way, when senior quote week arrives, you are ready.*
*Only 100 senior quote slots are available in the yearbook and therefore, they are not guaranteed.
Here is an article originally posted in Teen Vogue that gives advice for senior quotes:
Best Yearbook Quote Tips & Ideas
By Marissa Miller
There’s no lasting legacy greater than your high school yearbook quote. Like a tweet, it’s usually limited in space, so the challenge is to be succinct while still commemorating these defining years. “Feel free to express where you are at at that time in your life: romantic, cynical, geeky, socialite, clown, athlete, whatever,” Asa Boxer, poet, author and founder of the Montreal International Poetry prize, tells Teen Vogue. “Double down on who you are. Try to be honest about that.”
But no pressure: while you might literally be leaving your mark, you’ll be remembered by far more than just the fine print. Here’s how to make sure your quote puts a nostalgic smile on your face for years after graduation.
Honor your friends
How often do you get to cement your love for your pals? Facebook statuses come and go, but yearbook quotes are forever. So if you’ve reached BFF status (emphasis on the Forever part), refer to them with their full name, a special memory you shared, and even an emoji that translates well onto print <3. But yearbook quotes are reserved for just about anyone who’s touched your life or made your high school experience special in some way, like that acquaintance who was the first to introduce themselves when you were new to the school, or the captain of the dance team who saw something in you when you tripped over your two left feet. Pressed for space? Use their initials. They’ll get it, and love it.
Thank your parents
If there’s anything pop culture teaches us about parents, like Regina George’s mom or the pervasive Cool Dad meme, it’s that they were once drafting yearbook quotes just like us, and went through 50 shades of hardships to get us to where we are now. They deserve a major thank you, and even that doesn’t cut it. They’ve likely provided unwavering support on all fronts — emotional, financial, and homework-help, to name a few — so feel free to devote at least a few characters to them. VIP mentions go to cool siblings who never tattled on you when you were so obviously browsing Etsy instead of doing your homework.
Pick the right song
Our taste in music often shifts over the years, or according to our stage in life (there’s a reason the Hannah Montana soundtrack might not appeal to you as much in a few years). But often in our mental Rolodex we store away those songs that resonate with us regardless of our situation. If it’s your running song, your commuting song, even your crying and laughing song, chances are it’s shaped you into the rad person you are today. And looking back on it in a few years from now will transport you to those defining moments of radness. Clean lyrics, or even lines from a poem, are all fair game. “Quotations should be drawn from anywhere that helps convey your personality. If you're not really a music lover, quote a film or inspirational talk,” Boxer says. And who says it needs to be in English? Have a secret little code with yourself.
Shoutout a teacher
Contrary to popular belief, your teachers aren’t the bad guys. They were rooting for you all along. It doesn’t have to feel awkward or unprofessional to thank a teacher. In fact, a simple “Couldn’t have done it w/o you, Ms. M!” will reinforce a teacher’s oft-hardened spirit, reinforcing a cycle of great teaching for future students. The unsung heroes deserve to wear a cape sometimes, too.
Be wary about relationships
We’re huge advocates of young love. It’s a beautiful thing, so flaunt it if you’ve got it. But statistics about the lasting powers of high school relationships seem to paint a pretty bleak picture, with 33% of them go long distance during college, according to an iVillage survey. That’s why we advise against tattooing your bae into your quote juuust in case you can’t weather the distance storm or grow apart in other ways. If you feel super strongly about them, think about alluding to them through an inside joke or quoting your shared song or your favorite movie. This way, it’s up for interpretation.
Pick your mantra
You could browse through all the discographies or magazines you want, but ultimately, what speaks to you most will come from within you. What’s that thing you remind yourself daily, you little kween, you? How do you pat yourself on the back? What makes you slay? Sign off with a saying that is completely and unabashedly “you”. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire others to quote you in their yearbook.