Long-awaited yearbook assembly is Thursday

Theme, dedication will be announced


Gazebo Photo by Jack Medlin

Yearbook staff will announce dedication, theme during Thursday’s assembly in The Grady

Stratford students look forward to the yearbook staff’s dedication and slide show at the annual yearbook assembly at the end of the school year. 

The annual yearbook assembly for 2021 will be held in the Grady gym on April 29 from 8:40 to 9:25 a.m. The dedication will be announced and the slideshow will be shown. 

The staff will announce the theme of this year’s yearbook and those attending will hear from the Overlook staff’s co editors, Carly Blackwood and Dylan Driver. 

After having to do last year’s remotely, the Yearbook staff is specifically excited for this year’s event. 

“I think everyone will be very pleased with what we have planned for the assembly considering we have had a bit of a different year with COVID restrictions” Carly said.

Even with restrictions throughout the year, such as social distancing and wearing masks, there will still be plenty of pictures within the slideshow to showcase the year. 

“It will be different to see everyone masked in almost every picture, but I’m excited to see the slideshow since we were in quarantine this time last year” junior Emma Hayley said. 

The yearbook dedication has been a Stratford tradition for many years. The dedication is given to a faculty member or teacher who has impacted the senior class most. The senior class collectively chooses who the yearbook is dedicated to every year.

“We will be using both sides of the seating area, with the Upper School on the side where we normally sit and the middle school on the other side,’’ yearbook advisor Mrs. Juleen Thomas. “We’re hoping to have at least two screens so that everyone will be able to see the assembly. We’re trying to find a link to share so the Lower School can see the slide show since they won’t be there because of COVID restrictions.”