Yearbook Arrives With Extra Coverage

With 252 pages, the Talon staff has worked all year to create the largest book in school history

Zoe Snell


Lilly Brown

Connor Smith shows Tryston Shuls and Vincent Jarus (left) a page in the yearbook.

Lilly Brown, Reporter

After months of hard work and many memories to cover, the Talon yearbook is finally here. They were distributed during SOAR Time, May 8 to any students who ordered them.  

This is Liberty’s biggest book yet with around 252 pages along with the spring supplement that will be distributed at the beginning of the next school year.

“I am so fortunate to have worked on four amazing yearbooks at Liberty. I’m ready for the new things life is going to bring, but I am a little sad it’s time to go,” senior Rhett Cunningham said. “I will bring all the things I’ve learned during my time as an editor-in-chief to the next chapter in my life.”

The yearbook’s theme is “This Is Our Vision” with pages themed after Liberty’s 10th anniversary such as Top 10 Foods, Top 10 Spirit Wear, and most favorited the 10 Types of Pets.

Junior Lilly Fister worked on the pet page and explained the process of how she created it.

“I sent out a form for students to submit about their pets. I went through the folder of pets and took all the photos out and went through them,” Fister said. “I also had to find different types of pets and tried to find 10 and it worked out so there are exactly 10 different types of pets.”

Editor-in-Chief Rhett Cunningham hands junior Tessa Wilson a yearbook. (Lilly Brown)

The yearbook staff has worked long and hard to make sure this book was perfect. Their goal is to win a Pacemaker award since the yearbook the year before was nominated. The Pacemaker is generally the highest honor in student journalism and they will submit this book for consideration to the National Scholastic Press Association over the summer.

“This was a special book because it was one we were always looking forward to the 10th anniversary of Liberty,” adviser Mr. Hall said. “It was exciting to see the yearbook staff finally open the books and see all the hard work they’ve put into this project since summer. They are some of the most hardworking students we have in our school. I think they delivered a high-quality product. They fully committed to the process and took ownership of their book.”

The book is still available for purchase for $75 cash or check during SOAR Time Tuesday and Wednesday. They are also available online at School code 17208.

For more information, you can visit the distribution table during SOAR Time or stop by the publications room 239.