What group is more deserving of its own yearbook than the senior class? Special senior books are a great way to give seniors the send off they deserve, with content catered to and about them, and it’s a token of their time spent in high school that they will keep forever.
If you’re considering creating a separate book for seniors, check out these ten content ideas that seniors are sure to love.
1. THROWBACK PHOTOS
Create a section of candid photos from previous yearbooks. Feature photos from the seniors’ freshman, sophomore and junior years, or as far back as middle school if you have access. Have seniors tag their photos as Senior Throwback for easy identification and collection.
The senior class who’s who and most likely to’s are always favorite parts of the yearbook – give them the page space they deserve!
A senior book allows for plenty of space to let your overachievers shine. List every award, honor and club that each student received or participated in during their high school career.
4. BIRTH YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
Want to feel old? This year’s senior class was born in 1998 and 1999. Dedicate a spread to the news, pop culture and trends from the years they were born.
5. SENIOR WILLS
By the time they’re seniors, students have learned a lot about high school. Give them the opportunity to bestow a few things to younger students. Whether its a favorite seat in the cafeteria, or their ability to ace a certain class, it’s always fun to see what they are leaving behind.
6. COLLEGE MAP INFOGRAPHIC
Create a map or infographic listing statistics of the senior class’ college plans. Include who is going where, or how many students are attending each school, similar to this map from our friends at the University of Arkansas.
7. SENIOR TWEETS
Senior tweets are the senior quotes of the 21st century. Your senior class probably has lots of wisdom and hilarious insight floating around on the Twitterverse. Take screenshots of some of the best senior tweets and include them in the senior book.
8. BABY PHOTOS
Collect childhood and baby photos from students and their parents for a baby photo section. Make a game of it by having people guess who’s who and printing the correct answers on a separate page.
9. SPECIAL PORTRAIT SECTION
Seniors are paying top dollar to have professional senior portraits taken. In addition to the uniform portrait section, create a section for those portraits and let seniors choose which photo they’d like featured. List phone numbers and email addresses to make this section double as a directory.
10. BUDDY ADS
Use this opportunity to raise some money for yearbook, or to cover the cost of the books, by selling buddy ads. For $5-$10, seniors may purchase an ad and leave messages for their friends and fellow seniors, or publish photos of themselves with their friends.