The Yearbook has been a great experience so far. In season 2, it has picked up the pace in the sense that it requires my group, of Sponsorship and Marketing, to do its job and find the yearbook sponsors to be able to print it. It is definitely much more demanding than last season where all we did was brainstorm a list of sponsors. Instead, now we contact them and wait for a response.
It can be a little discouraging sometimes because there are so many rules that the school makes the Yearbook abide by, in terms of placing restrictions on who we can sponsor. For examples, tuition places are not allowed to be there because the school feels like it encourages students to go there, which is perfectly valid, however now, the group is made to approach relatively random places, like restaurants and dentists, who are less likely to want to sponsor a school’s yearbook. This is quite challenging especially since the group is small (only consists of 6 people) and the stakes are high (since if we don’t get sponsors, no one in high school gets a yearbook). I think something that has helped is the effective communication in the group. All of us don’t know each other well enough to get distracted but are good enough friends to be comfortable enough to update each other with the news with our individual possible sponsors. All of us collaborate with each other, which is extremely important because we need all the information we can get in regards to the sponsors who have accepted to help for example. Moreover, since we are a relatively small group striving to achieve an important goal, it makes me feel as though my commitment and input, no matter how small, are valuable to achieving the end product, which is a really good feeling because I know that I helped create the yearbook, which fundamentally is a piece of memory that students cherish as we grow older.