South Colonie Central High School yearbook advisors, Barbara Amirault, Douglas Rosenberg, and Sabrina Skotarczak, have been given an award by publishing company Northeast Yearbooks. This achievement was reached due to their diligence and ensuring that each rendition of ‘The Rougetor’ fully encapsulates the values of South Colonie.
The criteria for winning this award includes high levels of school and community appreciation, student participation, maintaining a high quality in regards to art and layout decisions, as well as making deadlines and fostering positive attitudes. These three teachers have led by example, instilling these beliefs into the young leaders they advise in the CCHS Yearbook Club and have shown students that hard work pays off.
By guiding the students through decisions regarding community and school events to be highlighted in each yearbook, these professionals teach students how to properly recognize and appreciate the achievements of those within their school and community at large. Sticking to deadlines and doing so with a positive attitude has in turn, taught students the importance of time management and problem solving when it comes to working in groups.
“We really want the students to take the reins as much as possible,” said Rosenberg. “It’s so good for them to hand select events throughout the year that will be immortalized in the yearbook as a permanent part of their legacy within the district.” Rosenberg went on to discuss the impact that receiving a physical copy of a yearbook can have on the students who created it. “It just gives them such a sense of pride to know that the time and effort they put in created a product that everybody can enjoy.”