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The yearbook staff poses for a group photo at RSU.

The yearbook staff poses for a group photo at RSU.

The yearbook staff poses for a group photo at RSU.

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Every year the yearbook staff and students take a field trip to Rogers State University in Claremore to listen to an award-winning yearbook adviser from St. Louis. This year was the first year the whole yearbook staff went to Rogers State, making it one of the most productive trips yet. Mrs. Spencer, the yearbook teacher here at Broken Arrow High Schools, took the students to hear participate in the trip.

“This trip provides the first opportunity for the entire 18-19 staff to be together. It’s a great chance for them to meet each other and make connections” Spencer said.

Bre Littlebear, one of the returning students that went on the trip, discussed and talked with other yearbook students and staff.

“My favorite part was when we all got to sit together and interact with all of the staff at once,” Littlebear said. “I learned that we should be more inclusive with people in the yearbook and that there will always be room to improve.”

Students also get a chance to exchange thoughts and talk about different things that they could do to improve and enhance the yearbook.

“I love watching the kids discuss things with each other. They come up with so many creative and out-of-the-box ideas for the book that I would never have thought of,” Spencer said.

For many students, it was their first time going on the trip and listening to the speaker at Rogers State. A first time attendee Lexi Isham experienced this trip for the first time.

“It was very fun and great to learn more,” Isham said. “The most important part was learning how to make our yearbook better… and to not use circles.”

Being able to work together as a team and gain new ideas and suggestions is important in making sure this yearbook will be one of the best. Many students can learn from this experience and gain valuable information on how to help create an amazing yearbook.

“I hope they learned something about the process of producing an award-winning yearbook,” Spencer said. “I hope they got ideas for how they would like to contribute and what specific jobs they would enjoy doing this year.”

Spencer and all of the yearbook staff take time to bring students and employees to Rogers State University every year so that they can try and create the best yearbook they can.

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