Coronavirus Yearbook Spreads

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the 2019-2020 academic year in unprecedented ways, leading to school closures across the country. Yearbook staffs face the unique challenge of not only documenting things like canceled sporting events, proms and virtual graduation ceremonies, but figuring out how to produce, sell and distribute yearbooks when normal processes aren’t possible.

In recognition of their important work, the Student Press Law Center is featuring the historic and heartfelt COVID-19 spreads that students have put together to mark this exceptionally difficult time for our nation (and the world).

Want to be featured? Send the following to SPLC Digital Strategist Danielle Dieterich at with the subject line “Yearbook.”

  • A high res PDF of your COVID-19 two-page spread
  • Name of yearbook
  • Name of school
  • School’s city and state
  • If available, a link back to your yearbook’s homepage or primary social media

Related resources:
SPLC’s Coronavirus Toolkit
Guide to Covering the Coronavirus Pandemic
Examples of student coverage

*Note: Click on the images to see a larger version of the spread.

The Black & Gold Yearbook — Rock Canyon High School

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Brenhamite — Brenham High School

Brenham, Texas

The Creek — Timber Creek High School

Fort Worth, Texas

Fusion — Hagerty High School

Oviedo, Florida

Greyhound — Lyman High School

Longwood, Florida

Harvest — Hammonton High School

Hammonton, New Jersey

Hornet — East Central High School

San Antonio, Texas

Ibid — St. Paul Academy and Summit School

Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Lair — Leander High School

Leander, Texas

L’Esprit — La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla, California

Lone Star Yearbook — James Bowie High School

Austin, Texas

Mosaic — Monarch High School

Louisville, Colorado

Norwica — Davenport North High School

Davenport, Iowa

Oro — Cactus Canyon Junior High

Apache Junction, Arizona

The Panther Yearbook— Stockbridge High School

Stockbridge, Michigan

El Paisano — Westlake High School

Austin, Texas

Pioneer Yearbook — Kirkwood High School

Kirkwood, Missouri

The Ram — Ralston High School

Ralston, Nebraska

The Reata— Memorial High School

Houston, Texas

Reflections Yearbook— Brighton High School 

Brighton, Colorado

The Senator— Sparkman High School

Harvest, Alabama

The Talon— Foster High School

Richmond, Texas

The Tigrium— Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy

Melbourne, Florida

The Tower— Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California

The Tower— Fort Hamilton High School

Brooklyn, New York

Westwind— West Henderson High School

Hendersonville, North Carolina