Dimond Yearbook Switches Publisher, Saves Money on Senior Pages

The Dimond High School Yearbook class has switched over to a publishing company called Walsworth.

By making this decision, they have saved Dimond a total of $25,000.

The yearbook will stay the same price of $70 for students, though the prices for senior pages has been significantly reduced.

A full page has been dropped from $450 to $250 and a half page has been dropped from $250 to $150.

Cullen Lickingteller, the Yearbook teacher, said, “We should’ve made the change a long time ago.”

Lickingteller also said, “I couldn’t justify the price we were spending on the yearbook to the parents and the kids, it was ridiculous.”

About 65 students have already made their senior pages. Additionally, the class is expecting to take more senior page requests.

Lickingteller said, “The record of senior pages in one yearbook was about 141.”

Usually if a senior requests a certain yearbook member to design their page, the class does the best they can to make that happen and to accommodate every senior’s needs.

Many of the students of the Yearbook class said that the price has been specifically reduced for seniors because they want the book to be more inclusive and let people have the chance to be in it.

Junior Allison Shafer said, “It gives seniors more of an opportunity to get out there in the yearbook and lets them leave their mark on Dimond High School.”

Senior Samantha Baltierra said, “I think it’s better for everyone. Better for us because we get more people in the yearbook and it’s better for students because if it’s something a senior really wants, they sometimes can’t get it just because they’re too expensive.”

Lickingteller said, “By including more people and ads, the book would then be more popular and would make people happier.”

The Yearbook members’ number one goal is to make as many people happy as possible.

Senior Hannah Peterson said, “Yearbook is a lot of work and you must be willing to put the time in to get things done.”

Throughout the year, Yearbook has to go through many obstacles to end up with a good outcome.

The deadline to order books gets abused every year because kids forget, parents get busy and things happen.

It becomes a real problem when kids don’t order online, so Lickingteller has to guess on how many extra books to order.

Lickingteller said, “Last year we had 150 books left over that I guessed on because the first year we ran out, and then the next year we ordered the same amount then had a bunch extra that we couldn’t get rid of.”

The deadline to preorder the yearbook with name stamps or custom specializations was January 29.

Likingteller said, “On the bright side, the good thing about having extra old yearbooks is that kids often regret not buying one at the time, and can then buy one a year or a few years later.”