A Letter From Your Editor

It’s that time of year again. Where the hallways smell like summer, and it’s hard to buckle down to study for finals because it’s so nice outside. I hope everyone had a great year. Exciting things have happened at Dimond. We won state for volleyball and flag football. Governor Sean Parnell came to talk to the students at Dimond. There were four first chairs at Band and Orchestra All-State this year. Among many, many other things. Congratulations to the class of 2010. I know you’ve heard it all before but we’ve come a long way from the little, wide-eyed freshmen we once were. And good job to the freshman, sophomores and juniors too. You guys hang in there. As always, a huge thank you goes out to the wonderful staff of Dimond High School. We would be nowhere without your guidance. On May 13 at 7 p.m., the next group of seniors in a long line of people will walk across the stage at Sullivan Arena and graduate. I will be among those seniors. I’ve learned a lot by hanging around Dimond, and participating in the activities offered here. But of all the sports, clubs, and classes I’ve been a part of, writing for Igaramkin has been my favorite. It’s been an exciting year for Igaramkin. Previously, the newspaper had been released in print. But in the last few years, publishing that way has been too expensive. So Igaramkin staff turned to publishing the newspaper online using a complicated computer program that was really meant for printing newspapers on paper. This year, the Igaramkin found a new home on a nationally accredited high school journalism website. In the transition time, on average, Igaramkin released around three issues a year. This year, with the help of our excellent sponsor, Mrs. Norsworthy, we almost doubled the number of issues. We’ve made huge strides with stories, and even ventured into the land of multimedia by publishing videos created by our own Igaramkin staff. Several stories by different members of our staff have even been nationally recognized. Being part of Igaramkin means being more connected to Dimond. It means talking to teachers and students you normally wouldn’t. It puts you outside of your comfort zone, but you learn so much by being a part of the newspaper. I’m so proud to have been a part of Igaramkin, and wanted to say thank you to anyone who has ever read one of our stories. Your support means more than you can imagine. And finally, I wanted to say thank you to the Igaramkin staff. We’ve come a long way from where the newspaper was a year ago. Keep it up guys next year, guys.