The yearbook club in the Fleetwood Area School District has existed for over seventy years. Currently advised by Mrs. Shelton, the yearbook has also had three different names, including “The Leony,” “The Memoirs,” and the current “Tiger Tale.” “The Tiger Tale” name has been around since 1950, which makes it sixty-one years. The yearbook name that Shelton likes the best is “Tiger Tale” because she thinks that it is appropriate for Fleetwood in contemporary times.
The yearbook club has won a few awards, and Shelton gives credit to the preparation earned through attending seminars and reading Scholastic Yearbook Guides, which the club follows very closely. In fact, the club is already anticipating a whole new assortment of awards for this year’s publication. They have prepared thus far by submitting “The Tiger Tale” to NSPA, PSPA, and CSPA competitions, so they definitely have a chance to win again.
Shelton was just ecstatic about winning the yearbook awards. Reports suggest that she was so excited that she was observed dancing around her classroom on several different occasions.
However, not all Fleetwood students are pleased with the direction that the yearbook has been taking.
“I thought that the yearbook was better when it contained the senior quotes and the favorite memory sections,” says senior Christopher Lawrence.
“The yearbook would have been better if it would have had my face in it more,” claims senior Ethan Martinez.
But more often than not, the students are pleased.
“I liked the index part of the yearbook because I thought it was very easy to find what I was looking for,” says Christian Boyer.
And Josias Piri says, “I thought it was awesome because it was large and sturdy and totally worth the amount that I paid for it.”
And no one is more enthusiastic than Heather Fenly: “It was stupenderific!”