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Moment in time

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"At the beginning of the present school year, before any steps had been taken toward the organization of the Highlander staff, it was common knowledge among the students and faculty that the school paper was not serving as large a purpose as was originally intended." This statement printed in the first annual publication of the Highlander yearbook set the groundwork for the formation of a staff to produce not only a newspaper, but to come up with a product much broader and more representative of the school year. The Grandview High School Annual in 1922 was the product produced. The first book was "Respectfully Dedicated to the Class of Nineteen Twenty Two." The staff of the yearbook included Editor-in-Chief Marjorie Hammond and Business Manager Darrell Smith, along with managers for advertising and circulation and society, literary and athletic editors. Faculty adviser Helen Morrow led the group of 18 students to produce this trendsetter for future yearbooks at the high school. This year, the school celebrates the book's 90th year of publication. Pictured is the staff of the first high school annual, 1922.