Free yearbooks for all students |

Free yearbooks for all students

Jack Barnwell

Every South Tahoe High School student had the opportunity to take home snapshots of their 2015-2016 year with the distribution of free yearbooks last week, reflecting what the principal said will become a tradition.

Principal Chad Houck said more than 1,000 yearbooks were published for high school students, compared to the 400 that were purchased last year.

“We’re very excited about this,” Houck said on Wednesday.

He said it was a combined effort by the yearbook staff, including advisor Robyn Linder and activities director Melissa Berry.

“It’s been a journey as we appeal to the community and businesses to make it happen. We received a lot of support,” Houck said. Businesses, individuals, parents and the Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation all contributed to funding the effort.

“There are several organizations and individuals that understood the potential this program has to increase the connectedness of our campus and contributed to our cultural evolution at the high school,” Houck said.

Houck said the May 29 distribution came in stages and met with success, and a yearbook signing party in the student union allowed “students to create memories.”

“It is something that several teachers have made comments about,” Houck said. “There were students involved with smiles on their faces.”

He called it the beginning.

“It is a goal that I have as part of my vision that we can continue that every Viking can get a yearbook,” Houck said.

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