District Board Posts

Greg Purcell

The middle school yearbook, Wildcat Den, was chosen as one of the top 5 best middle school books in the nation by Herff Jones Publishing Company. The book was judged on design, coverage, and content. Schools all over the nation will be receiving a copy of Rabun County Middle’s yearbook this summer as an exemplar sample of middle school yearbook journalism. 

The middle school yearbook staff is made up of 35 seventh and eighth grade students who meet periodically after school. The staff is led by adviser and teacher, Shelby Day. Day’s undergraduate degree is in Journalism from Grady College of Journalism, University of Georgia.  Day also holds national Certified Journalism Educator status from the Journalism Education Association.

“Journalism involves so many different skill sets.  It is more than just interviewing, writing, and photography. It also involves business skills such as technology, marketing, networking, and communication,“ Day said.

“Being on yearbook staff was an awesome experience, but I think it was so fun because it felt great to make something ourselves. We got to create something unique and it just so happened to be award-winning!” –Madi Suarez, eighth-grade

“Being on yearbook staff has given me the opportunity to release my creativity. It has helped me meet new people, become more social, and find a way to participate in after school activities. It is an amazing feeling to know we made something award-winning.” -Joselyn Elliott, seventh-grade