Freshmen and sophomores
pick up their yearbooks Tuesday.
All around the James Logan High campus, students can be seen with their noses in their books.
Not their textbooks, even though finals are looming for most Logan students next week.
The book that's arrested student interest this week is the yearbook, which debuted Monday when it was distributed to juniors and seniors after school. Freshmen and sophomores had to wait until yesterday.
Initial reviews are positive.
Despite the positive response, sales are down a bit this year, according to Tim Wharton, the teacher who oversees the production of the 308-page book.
The student editor-in-chief is Kimli Nguyen, who heads a staff of 28 students.
Wharton attributes the slip in sales to the troubled U.S. economy. "Sales are way down this year at every local high school due to the economy," Wharton told The Courier.
Wharton hopes to sell about 1,200 copies of the full-color Epitaph, themed around Logan's fiftieth, or Golden, anniversary.
It cost about $80,000 to produce 1,300 copies of The Epitaph. "Assuming we sell 1,200 of them at an average of $80 each, that's about $95,000," said Wharton. " It's cost about $62 to print each book."
Any profit made on yearbook sales are shared between ASB, Athletics, and Yearbook.
"If we can sell 1,100 books, I'll be very happy," Wharton said.
The publisher is Herff-Jones.