Working on the Yearbook!
This is my second year working on the Excalibur yearbook, and it has been equally parts challenging and rewarding. There’s always a lot of work to be put into it, and it means typically sacrificing your free time for Monday through Friday. There are deadlines you have to meet and tasks you are supposed to do without anyone showing you exactly what to do. The real reward comes from seeing your finished project in print, seeing everything you did, and people’s reactions to it. I appreciate that LTC Heflin, who manages the yearbook, lets me and the other cadets who assist with the yearbook have a degree of freedom with what goes in. I feel that it makes the yearbook feel more like something we as cadets had a part in.
I’ve loved photography and computers ever since I was a little kid, and this is a great way to practice those two hobbies, as I’m working with cameras and editing software pretty much all the time. It's also an excellent opportunity to practice my graphic design skills, which is the field I am planning to go into when I graduate from college.”
-Cadet Mark McGregor (Charleston, South Carolina)