The Yearbook Staff and Their Book of Hard Work

This is a picture of the 2021-2022 yearbook staff after publishing this year’s yearbook. Taken by Kirti Muthaiah on May 16, 2022.

This is a picture of the 2021-2022 yearbook staff after publishing this year’s yearbook. Taken by Kirti Muthaiah on May 16, 2022.

Lambert’s Yearbook Club recently handed out its annual yearbook, an event that many students look forward to every year.  However, many overlook the amount of effort that goes into creating these memorable books. Since its inception in 2010, the Yearbook staff has published 13 Lambert yearbooks.

This year, the all-girl team went through a long process to ensure that the book is as perfect as possible.

“Everyone has a partner and they work on their designated pages,” Anika Nallur, a junior on the yearbook staff, explained. “I think there are about 20 girls in the yearbook so everyone does like six pages, and then we’re basically done with the yearbook by March.” 

The theme of this year’s yearbook is “We’ll Take It From Here.” The staff believed that this was a perfect way to commemorate the seniors that spend almost half of their high school experience at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Although the yearbook is known as a fun class, the staff also faces a myriad of challenges.

From January to March, Nallur talks about how the staff has to finalize their year-long project, which insights increasingly stress levels as the deadline approaches. 

Next year, the team is sad to announce that Mrs. McClain, the 7-year yearbook advisor, is serving her last year in this role. Planning to work with the Yearbook Company, Mrs. McClain is excited to still be able to work with the Lambert yearbook staff. 

“I feel really at peace with this decision especially since I will still get to work with the girls and still get to meet them, so it’s like the best of both worlds,” Mrs. McClain said. 

As she reminisced about her time as the advisor, she mentioned all of the small memories that made this year special, from her students braiding her hair to the sporadic dance parties. 

As she departs this year, Mrs. Smoot, the freshman English teacher, is excited to be the next Lambert Yearbook advisor. 

“I know next year will probably be a lot of learning from my end because I’ve never been the advisor for the yearbook, but I am lucky because I have a great staff of girls,” Mrs. Smoot explained. “Most of them have been in the yearbook in the past before so they know what they are doing.”

Mrs. Smoot emphasized that Lambert has the largest book in the state of Georgia and admires the process that the yearbook staff goes through to create the recognized book.

The Lambert yearbook dedicates a lot of time to ensuring the yearbook is portrayed in the most beautiful and memorable way possible. If you see a yearbook staff member in the hallway, make sure to thank them for all of their hard work and effort!