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Miami High Celebrates 100 Years Through Yearbook Pictures

MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- The age old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words certainly holds true for Miami Senior High School, where the yearbook staff along with teachers and the rest of the student body are celebrating 100 years of storytelling through pictures, yearbook pictures.

"I really like taking pics of anything I can," said Yearbook Staffer Jennifer Lopez, Who joined the staff as a photographer.

"It is a lot of work," said Yearbook Staff Teacher Maria Hernandez. "I feel like I am running a business with students from a to z."

Hernandez says her students are learning all kinds of skills from marketing and sales to photography and graphic design.

When asked why she signed up, Yearbook Staffer Tania Frias said, "because yearbook is a way to get involved in the whole school. We go to many events and try to capture it all with one picture, a million words, one picture."

Veteran teachers like Dr. Joe Underwood agree, but say it's also educational, historically speaking.

"This is where the city leaders came from. We have a rich history here, and its important to let these students know today who walked through these halls before," said Underwood.

The school's first yearbook was created in 1914. It was a paperback book with black and white photos and maybe 50 pages. One hundred years later, the 2014 yearbook is completely electronically made and will include more than 250 pages costing about $70.


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