Why Yearbook?

csBlaZe

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Ok, I have read this in multiple places and for some reason it seems that USAFA likes to see you've been on your high schools yearbook team.

I was a yearbook photographer for my Sophomore year, and am now the Staff photographer on the yearbook this year.

Anyway, I would like to know why this is a + to have on your file or w/e when applying to USAFA. (if it is)
 

USNA69

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Ok, I have read this in multiple places and for some reason it seems that USAFA likes to see you've been on your high schools yearbook team.............................Anyway, I would like to know why this is a + to have on your file or w/e when applying to USAFA. (if it is)
I would be most greatly surprised if this were not somewhat of an "urban legend."
 

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Ok, I have read this in multiple places and for some reason it seems that USAFA likes to see you've been on your high schools yearbook team.
I'm wondering if this hasn't been misintepreted from the Academy wanting to see applicants in their high school yearbook and on several pages.
 

Just_A_Mom

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I think that being Editor of the Yearbook gets you big points. The job of Editor is much like Team Captain - shows leadership, dedication and fortitude.

I think being on the yearbook committee is just another EC.
 

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I have never heard this. It wasn't a big thing on the application (like CAP, Scouting, and Sports).
 

Just_A_Mom

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I dont know what the AF application is like - but online for Navy and Army - in the pre-candidate questionairre and application I am pretty sure there is a list of activities that you check off -
asks if you were a class officer, editor of school newspaper, yearbook editor, debate club, team captain, eagle scout etc.....

I have no idea to what csBlaze is referring. He may be confused though - it isn't the yearbook per se but the involvement in a huge project in a leadership role that is what the academies like to see.

I don't think it is so much the activity itself but the level of involvment - that which shows leadership, dedication etc.....
with any extra-curricular activity - belonging to a club or organization is not enough - the academies want to see involvement -
What you DO counts.
This is why kids who belong to dozens of clubs and activities make me crazy! they can't do any of those activities justice - I don't care how much of a superstar they are. It isn't quantity it is quality.
 

csBlaZe

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I was just checking if it was that specifically, or it was just an example that USAFA uses to say "be involved".... which makes more sense. Its used as an example on the admissions site so I thought it may have more significance or something, but it was probably just an example.
 
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