Senior Ads Information-Don't Be Left Out

A large section of every yearbook is devoted to Senior Ads. Here, seniors' families create their own tributes to their favorite graduates to tell them how proud they are of them, give them a special wish for the future, congratulate them on surviving MLWGS, encourage them in their future pursuits, and embarrass them beyond belief with compromising pictures from childhood.


Yearbook pages measure 8-1/2" by 11". Ads may be purchased to cover a full page ($220), 1/2-page ($140), or 1/4-page ($80). Please make checks payable to MLWGS.


To purchase a Senior Ad, send the picture(s) you want printed (please keep prints loose; when we scan photos that parents have already taped or glued to a sheet of paper, the result is often a low-quality image), along with any text you would like to include (your child’s name will be inserted in the ad, as a kind of headline, but you may include a message as well), to Mr. White’s attention, at MLWGS.


Digital files (individual images only, please; they must be 300 DPI minimum) are also acceptable; they may be emailed to mwhite@gsgis.k12.va.us or delivered to school (see below) on a CD or flash drive. We can’t accept digital layouts that you’ve done yourself, as they tend to yield low-quality and hard-to-manipulate results. Trust our staff; they’ll make a layout you’ll be proud of.


The yearbook staffers will use your photos and text to design an attractive ad. Please be sure to indicate the size you prefer the ad to be, your name, the name of the senior being honored, and your address and phone number or email.


Submissions may be mailed, delivered to Mr. White’s mailbox in the front office, or dropped off on his desk in workroom 330. When choosing pictures for the ad, please note that the 2011 yearbook will once again be an all-color yearbook. Lastly, the yearbook editors and staff reserve the right to alter, edit, or reject photos or text due to spatial constraints or failure to comply with these guidelines.


We’ll make every effort to return your submission in early June. However, because we must send the photos to the Herff-Jones plant in Pennsylvania, we cannot guarantee that your photos will not get lost (though we haven’t lost any in recent memory), so you may want to send high-quality copies of your most precious images.


Because ad space is limited, submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with the final deadline for submissions on Friday, January 7. Ads missing the deadline may be subject to a $15 late fee and may risk exclusion entirely. The Senior Ads section always fills up quickly, so don't delay!


Contact Mr. White or Editor-in-Chief, Mattea Falk if you have any questions. Workroom 330 (periods 3, 4 and 5); Room 121 (7th period: Yearbook class); Work phone: 354-6800 x3303.