Lincoln-Way Central students reveal 2016-2017 yearbook
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 the Lincoln-Way Central Yearbook Club invited members of the administration to an exclusive “first peak” at the 2016-2017 yearbook.

The theme they selected for the year reflected the merging of District 210 schools, depicting different colored mugs of coffee to create “The Perfect Blend.”

The introduction of the book says, “It is amazing when we blend certain ingredients, what the final outcome can become. Many times in life we are faced with change and uncertainty, and yet when we embrace adversity with positivity and an open mind, we become limitless; we become the perfect Knight! Our destiny is to blend our values into all aspects of life. The blending of our schools has created the perfect blend!”

Senior Rebecca LiVigni has participated in yearbook throughout her high school career. For her first three years of high school, LiVigni attended Lincoln-Way East; the transition brought her to Lincoln-Way Central for her senior year.

“For me personally, I think it’s great that we addressed the change of switching of schools and blending of school cultures,” she says. “Especially after this whole school year, it’s a perfect idea of what our year was like. I don’t think anyone handled this better than the students. We’ve talked often about how great the two groups of students meshed together; some of my closest friends now are people that always went to Central.”

Lincoln-Way Central Yearbook Adviser, Karin Dunn, says, “This year's staff put forth an immense amount of effort to tastefully include events from last year's East events, as well as our own. It's amazing how much work goes into every single page, and yet our students will have a lasting memory for ages to come."

LiVigni says the theme had many moving parts. “Working with Mrs. Dunn as the design editor, we were able to develop the idea and keep the theme consistent throughout the book.” LiVigni plans to attend St. Louis University in the fall where she will study neuroscience.

The yearbook staff includes: Adviser: Mrs. Karin Dunn, Design Editor: Rebecca LiVigni, Photo Editor: Bella Zarlengo, Managing Editor: Ellen Duda, Copy Editors: Rachel Huculak, Elijah Lyons, and Jalayna VanderVelde. Additional yearbook staff members include: Madison Brendal, Lane Kapsalis, Leah Lippe, Alexandra Malizia, Emily Martino, Luke Phillips, Ashley Smietana, Mallory Stover, and Zoe Zurawski.