Out With the Old, In With the New: Senior Superlatives

Alexa Stanley filling out Senior Superlative Paper

By: Delia Geyer/Content Editor

For those who don’t know, superlatives are the fun descriptions in the yearbook, usually given to seniors.

In the past, Blue Ridge has had a system for giving students certain superlatives. The yearbook team has given the students a list of superlatives such as “best hair,” “best car,” or “class clown.” The student body then nominates/votes for which student they think would best represent each superlative, and the person with the most nominations wins.

This year the system is a bit different. Every senior received a list of all the students in the senior class where they could choose to write something for some or all of their classmates. Some example prompts were given such as, “Most likely to…,” but students could write anything as long as it is appropriate and kind. The yearbook will consider the responses. Every senior will have a superlative under their name in the yearbook.

When Mrs. Aimee Krause, the yearbook advisor and instructor, was asked why there was a change this year she said, “This way no one is left out. The yearbook committee thinks everybody should be recognized for their uniqueness.”

It will be interesting to see how the yearbook turns out this year.

Delia Geyer is a 12th grade, second year journalism student. She is a member of the National Honor Society, and a three year participant in the program Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her favorite pastimes include playing the violin and the clarinet, learning about history and government, and hanging out with her two dogs Beezer and Roger. After high school, she plans to go to college to major in history, and then proceed to law school to become a family lawyer.