Yearbook staffers win big at camp


Photo courtesy of Leslie Thompson

Mackenzie Orr, ’18, Editor Lucia Lewis, ’18, Editor Bailey Sessions, ’18, Trinity Foreman, ’20, and Samantha Smith, ’21, pose with their award for Best Theme Copy at Rocky Mountain Journalism Camp 2017.

Conifer’s yearbook program was well represented July 7 – 10 at the Rocky Mountain Journalism Camp at the University of Colorado.

Five of The Canis Lupus yearbook staffers, along with their adviser Leslie Thompson, attended lectures and classes to learn new skills in journalistic writing, design and photography and worked to plan the 2018 book.

Editors Lucia Lewis and Bailey Sessions, ’18, along with Mackenzie Orr, ’18, Trinity Foreman, ’20, and Samantha Smith, ’21, spent four days and three nights in Baker Dormitory on the campus of CU/Boulder.  Classes, workshops, and hands-on photo opportunities fill their days and activities like a hypnotist show, Photo Olympics, a lip sync battle, and a barbecue and volleyball tournament kept staffers occupied at night.  Work sessions lasted until midnight each night and during that time staffers agreed on the 2018 book’s theme and prepared for the coming school year.

Senior Mackenzie Orr received first place in the Instagram Challenge and The Canis Lupus staff was recognized with the Best Theme Copy award.

“We learned so much from Kathy Daly, not only in her photo lecture, but also when she volunteered to teach us about Lightroom and how it can improve the look of an overall spread,” adviser Leslie Thompson said.