Techniques brings back club photo tradition


Freshman James Woglom photographs the Biotechnology Club for Techniques.

For the first time since 2004, the Techniques staff is including club photos in the yearbook. Senior managing editor Rachel Dyment was in charge of organizing the photo-taking process, which took place throughout January.

“Throughout one week, Rachel and I visited each club during eighth period and asked the leaders to give us their club name, size and roster,” senior photo and copy editor Soojin Jeong said. “With that info, Rachel made a spreadsheet and scheduled all the clubs.”

Dyment scheduled 138 out of the 195 total clubs at Jefferson to have their photos taken. Initially, the staff encountered minor setbacks due to the late arrival of its autofocus lenses and issues with rescheduling absent clubs.

Despite this, the Techniques staff stood up to the challenge of reinstating club photos. This tricky section of the yearbook was added in order to reflect the yearbook’s theme of “There’s No Such Thing as a Comfort Zone,” to create the most successful yearbook possible for competitions in which clubs and organization sections are judged, and to include as many students as possible in the book.

“Tons more kids will be reading their book in one or five or 10 years and remember they were in a certain club,” junior team leader Madison Phillips said. “And those little times when people go back and remember the fun stuff besides the late night cram sessions are slightly cheesy, but they’re one of the most important reasons why I’m on yearbook in the first place.”