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Big Changes For the 2017 Tyrone Eagle Yearbook

A new distribution day, bigger book, new design, and lower price are just some of the exciting new features of the 2017 TAHS yearbook!

This layout is one of the two spreads in the yearbook that focuses on the 2016 football season.

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The 2017 edition of the Eagle Yearbook is getting close to publication and the yearbook staff is excited for everyone in the school and community to see it.  

“The yearbook is much more modern looking this year. We spent a lot of time looking at award winning yearbooks from across the country and tried to make our page designs just as good, or better, than theirs,” said yearbook staff member Alexis Cowfer.

The staff would like everyone to know about several important changes that they think will make the 2017 book one of the best Tyrone has ever produced.

The yearbook is much more modern looking this year. We spent a lot of time looking at award winning yearbooks from across the country and tried to make our page designs as good as theirs”

— Alexis Cowfer

The first important change is that the delivery date for the yearbook will be in late May instead of October of next school year, meaning that seniors will get their yearbooks before graduation, and underclassman will get them before they leave for the summer.  

To celebrate, the staff is planning a school-wide distribution assembly, during which every student who pre-ordered a yearbook will get their book.

“This year we can have our friends sign our yearbook while the seniors are still here. We don’t have to wait until next school year just to get the book,” said yearbook Editor Sean Dawson.

Despite moving to a spring book, the yearbook will still cover the entire school year. Spring events such as the prom, musical, graduation and spring sports will be included in a 20 page supplement that is specially designed to fit into the back of the book.  The supplements will be delivered in the late summer or early fall.

Another change this year is that the 2017 book will be the largest Tyrone yearbook in at least five years. The 2017 yearbook has 43 more pages of TAHS content than the 2016 book, with lots of new ideas and expanded spreads. Many of the clubs and organizations that only had one page in the past, now have a two page spread with many more photographs.

The price of the yearbook has also decreased from last year. At $65, the book costs $10 less than the 2016 yearbook.

“Last year our yearbook contract was up. By shopping around to different yearbook companies we were able to get a better deal and pass the savings on to the students,” said new yearbook adviser Todd Cammarata.”We are happy to be back with Jostens. They produced our book for years prior to 2013. They make high quality books, and have a local office in State College that employs several Tyrone residents, which was definitely a factor in selecting them.”

The other major changes to the book have to do with the layout, photography and writing.

There are over 2,000 photos in the yearbook this year. Many of the photographs were taken by the Eagle Eye photographers, with contributions from local photographers Mike Walk, Dale Manning and Terry McCaulley.  

We really tried to focus on the details this year,” said yearbook staff member Jenna Chronister, “every sport has a well-written season summary and all game results are in the book. There is lots to read, and almost every photograph is captioned”

— Jenna Chronister

The yearbook staff also made a commitment to making a diverse book that covers the whole school. The staff tagged each one of the more than 2,000 photographs in the yearbook to make sure that they were including as many students as possible in the book.

“I am very proud to say that 70% of the students in grades 9-12 are in the book at least three times this year,” said staff member Taylor Pighetti.

The 2017 book also has a lot more writing and story-telling than any Tyrone yearbook in recent memory.

“We really tried to focus on the details this year,” said yearbook staff member Jenna Chronister, “every sport has a well-written season summary and all game results are in the book. There is lots to read, and almost every photograph is captioned.”

“In 30 years, you won’t remember the smaller details, but the yearbook staff will for ya,” added staff member Maddie Kramer.

The staff also made a commitment to recognize students that made contributions to the community, and for special talents they have. This played a big role in including more of the students at Tyrone, and making it personal for many.

“Sports and clubs are important, but the yearbook should be about as many people in the community as possible, so this year we have profiles in the yearbook about student artists, writers, singers, Boy Scouts, gymnasts, and students who like to work on their vehicles,” said yearbook adviser Todd Cammarata, “we tried to put something in the book for everyone. We hope people like it.”

Finally, working with one of Josten’s talented graphic artists, the staff designed a great cover, but it’s top secret, so students will have to wait until distribution day to see it.

Anyone interested in purchasing a yearbook should do so now, since the staff expects to sell out this year.

“As of right now, there are less than only about 75 books left for purchase. Once they sell out, no more will be printed,” said Editor-in-Chief Sean Dawson.  

To order, go to Jostens.com and search for Tyrone High School in PA, or simply click HERE to order online.

Senior Yearbook staff members Alexis Cannistraci, Chloe Case, Sean Dawson, and Jenna Chronister busy laying out the yearbook back in October 2016.

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  1. bradly on March 30th, 2017 12:53 pm

    Nice

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