Barry Goldwater High School’s 2014 error-filled yearbook is getting some laughs from students but mostly criticism from those who think it wasn’t worth the $60 to $70 price. As reported by KSAZ Fox 10, the school’s yearbook staff has, in the past, won awards, and received recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association for their stellar work. Unfortunately, this year’s publication was not their best. The Phoenix, Arizona school’s tome contained misprints, incorrect dates, and capitalization errors. One senior’s photo was printed with a quote over her face. The cover was even printed with the wrong year and volume number.
BGHS student Tim Collins said, "It's hilarious." Student Steven Frye was also amused, telling the station, "I think it's funny." He added, "They should have tried better. They should have been cautious about it, but I guess they’ll try again next year." Collins felt the right way to remedy the situation would be to, "…probably reprint it and tell the people whose pictures they ruined.”
Grads Photography, the company that published the school’s yearbook, said they were only responsible for the actual printing and binding. The school created the layout design and submitted the grammatical errors.
Brad Kramer, CEO of Grads Photography, issued a statement of apology for their part in the botched book.
"We are truly sorry for the cover that has the wrong year, the school and our company both failed to catch that error. The student that was affected by writing on her image is also an extremely regrettable situation."
Students recently received stickers to cover the wrong year that was printed on the yearbook’s cover. The publisher also agreed to forgive the remaining balance of $6,000 owed by the school.
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