“I was cool with whatever happened,” said Jace, “but it’s awesome that I won.”
The winning design was voted on by all Stanbridge students, faculty, and staff on February 11 and 12.
“It was cool, and it was very creative, “ said one 7th grader of the winning design. “I like the cute giant octopus.”
The cover design is based off of the yearbook’s theme. Yearbook club members and art students brainstorm many different theme ideas before whittling them down to five. Then yearbook club members and art students vote for their favorite theme. This year’s winning yearbook theme—Dive Deep, Explore More!—was propounded by High School Junior Anthony Martinelli.
“I was listening to the song Rhinestone Eyes by the Gorillaz; it’s on their album 'Plastic Beach,' which is ocean-themed,” said Anthony. “The idea just spawned from there.”
All high school and junior high students are invited to submit a cover design for consideration. After a preliminary round of voting by Staybridge faculty and staff, the field is narrowed to five finalists from which all students vote for their favorite design.
“Voting gives everyone a voice in the yearbook design,” said Yearbook Sponsor Camille Geraci. “Plus it’s something fun that we do as a school. It brings us together and builds community.”
This year’s design includes a calculator-toting kraken attacking a yellow submarine.
“Somehow the idea of a kraken came up, and I thought that would be really cool,” said Jace.
Yearbooks will be delivered around the third week of May. Many thanks to everyone in the yearbook club for all their hard work.