Submit your senior quote!

The deadline for Senior Quotes is on January 31, 2018. The yearbook staff will attempt to include as many quotes as we can.

Your quote should be well chosen and represent your best qualities, as it will serve as a record of who you are for years to come. The quote and accompanying photo will help others remember you after graduation. If the quote is ambiguous or has a negative connotation, the school administration will have the right to determine whether the quote is published in the yearbook. If you do not follow the guidelines below, your quote will be pulled and you will not have a quote appear.

If you are unsure as to whether or not your quote will be acceptable, please check with the yearbook adviser in room 1257. As we have yearbook printing deadlines to meet, the staff may not have time to return your quote to you for revision. 

Remember

Submit your quote (including spaces and punctuation marks) using the form below ONLY. Quotes submitted via email or Twitter will not be considered.

Guidelines for Senior Quotes

All Quotes need to follow the Guidelines below. Failure to follow guidelines will result in the exclusion of your quote.

  • NO acronyms
  • NO profanity, slang, obscene, offensive or inappropriate language
  • NO references to cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, sex, gangs, gang-affiliated words or phrases and or cliques
  • NO language that denigrates another person’s ethnicity, religious/ political beliefs, sexuality, gender, physical or mental ability, etc.
  • NO derogatory comments about the school, students, faculty or staff members
  • NO shout-outs to or about other students or teachers. This rule is in place because of the potential of a quote offending the person it references. We do not have the time to check and keep records of who does and does not approve of being mentioned in another student’s quote.
  • Your quote must be in Standard English. (Latin is also accepted) NO abbreviations, NO creative spelling or questionable/inappropriate content.
  • All quotes are subject to review by administration and the yearbook staff. Failure to follow guidelines will result in the exclusion of your quote.

Due to the volume of students, not all questions may be answered. Over half the seniors turn in senior quotes. Nearly all of those students wait until the very last day to turn in their quote and nearly all of those students have a question because they did not take the time to read these guidelines!

Examples of quotes that will be rejected:

  1. “FRENDS4EVAWEWILLB2GETHA”
  2. “To all my G Homie Dawg Funkers in the House, Westside ‘til I die!”
  3. “I luv you alot.”
  4. “Establish chaos–evil will triumph. Kill the conscience!”

** Make sure to add the quotation marks and the name of the person who is credited with the quote.

Your quote should be well chosen and represent your best assets, as it will record who you are for years to come. If the quote is ambiguous or may have a negative connotation, the editors, staff, and advisor reserve the final right to determine whether it is published in the yearbook. If you do not abide by all of the rules above with your quote, your quote will be pulled from the book. The choice is yours!!!

Yearbook reserves the right to edit, censor or omit quotes without notice.

FAQ

Q: Is this a good quote?

A: No. (Just kidding). But really though, don’t ask if we like it or not…Unless you have read the guidelines. We really do care about your quote, but we are just out numbered. Many of the people with questions really just need to read the guidelines and FAQ.

Q: What should I put as my quote?

A: That is for you to think about. You have had your entire high school career to think about it.

Q: Is it okay if I say something bad in my quote?

A: This is going to be printed in a book that people hang on to their entire life. Years from now, is that really how you want to be remembered? Also, administration reviews all quotes before they are selected to be included in the yearbook. Quotes with questionable content will be rejected.

Q: When/How will I know if my quote was approved?

A: We try to let students know as soon as possible if their quote was rejected. All the quotes approved by staff are later read by school administration. Administration can choose to reject a quote at any time. We unfortunately do not have time to tell everyone if their quote was approved, but we do our best to include as many as possible.

Q: I forgot what I put as my quote. Could you tell me?

A: Sorry, we just don’t have time to take this request. We would post every quote online for you to look up but we believe it adds interest to the book to keep all the quotes secret until the book arrives…even from you.

Q: I submitted more than one quote. Which quote will you print?

A: We will print the most recent quote that was submitted prior to the deadline.

Q: When are senior quotes due?

A: January 31, 2018

Q: Do I have to use quotations?

A: Yes. Somebody said it, so you should cite it properly. Your English teachers will be proud of your efforts.

Q: Do I have to use spaces between words?

A: Yourteachershaveworkedhardtomakeyouallbetterwriters.Wetakepridein qualitywritingatSevenLakes.

So, spaces between words are mandatory.

Q: When is the last day to turn in late quotes?

A: January 31, 2018

Q: Can I change my quote?

A: You may submit a new quote on or before the deadline (December 8), after which NO more adjustments will be made to the senior pages.

Q: Do I have to write the whole word or can I just abbreviate?

A: You have to use complete words.

Q: Can’t we just make shout-outs to our friends? Please, we are best friends.

A: You can sign each other’s yearbook once they are distributed. However, unfortunately we can’t accept quotes that reference other people on campus. This has been our policy for a long time. All it takes is for one bully to say something that upsets another student for things to go wrong. We are not keeping a record of who approves of being mentioned in a shout out by another particular student and we do not have time to inquire who does or does not want to be mentioned in another student’s shout out. After training we have about 120 school days to produce a 352 page book, we meet for 1 hour a day. When we say we don’t have time, it is not to be rude. It is just that we actually do not have time.

Q: Can I use emoji in my quote?

A: The senior quote is a formal quote next to your formal portrait. It is not the time or place for emoji, sorry.

Submit your quote here!

 

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