Thanks to Jostens Yearbook Company, for the sixth year we are presenting a $500 scholarship to a senior who has shown excellence in yearbook journalism and who plans to attend the University of South Carolina’s main campus in Columbia in the fall of 2012.
Rebecca Farmer is not one to shy away from multiple commitments and responsibilities. She is both a member of Lexington HS’s yearbook staff and a staff writer for the school’s paper. While being on her yearbook staff the past three years, she has been a staff writer, group editor and design editor. Tressie Hays, adviser, said: “Her yearbook assignments required a considerable amount of coordination between in class and out of class work since she carried a heavy load of swimming practice and work, yet she continually dedicated herself to the yearbook, arriving early morning or staying after school to work on pages. Although saying she strives for excellence seems cliché, the statement truly fits her. She always produces quality work. Farmer credits her involvement with scholastic journalism as a great learning experience. She said, “My time as an editor and as a member of a staff on yearbook taught me that I want to work with a group of people that have passion and drive to achieve something in my future.” Her drive, passion and commitment to the field of journalism will undoubtedly benefit her as she pursues a career in public relations.
She said, “Being involved with yearbook for so long has defined my high school education and showed me just one of the many doors of journalism.”