Skip to comments.Students Referred to as ‘Creepy Smile Kid’ and ‘Some Tall Guy’ in ‘Honest’ Yearbook Mistake
Posted on 06/07/2013 3:04:06 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Several pupils at a school in upstate New York have had to suffer the humiliation of being referred to as creepy smile kid and some tall guy in their yearbook after an honest mistake was made.
The captions, which also included names like Isolation kid and someone, appeared in the Hoosic Valley book apparently in error.
The acting superintendent of the district Amy Goodell has apologised and said the names were due to an oversight in the production of the book.
The yearbook advisor, staff, administration and board of education are very sorry that this occurred, she told the Troy Record.
Parents that have a student who was not referenced to correctly have been contacted.
The parents and students affected by the error have been understanding.
Goodell added that corrections would be made on the page that featured students who were in the track and field team.
He excuse is it's a honest mistake? She means, "that kid really is creepy."
Which is why this sort of nonsense is left in.
Creepy Smile Kid is probably tickled pink. He’ll have something to show his kids and laugh about.
Not to mention Someone and Isolation Kid.
Isolation Kid is probably headed for trouble....
I am sure these kids are part of an DHS witness program and names have been alter to protect the guilty. Or I noticed that they knew the coach was Jim Forbes it never occurred to them to ask him. Then again some kids are truly boring and don’t stand out. These kids will most likely become international spies and work for the Tri-Lateral Commission, The Bohemian Grove Club as spies. They can walk into a room and nobody will know there there. And then again there those who when they show up for there 10 year reunion have become drop dead gorgeous and every suddenly remembers then as their best friend in high school.
Both my daughters were on the yearbook staff the last 2 years of high school. They spent hours making sure they had the right name to the right faces and that all names were spelled correctly.
It wasn't a 'mistake', it was a bunch of self-centered punks led by an uncaring and indifferent staff.
Now some of these kids have what was supposed to be a recap of teenage memories ruined by someone else's jackassery.
And the jackasses will never even suffer for it!
The real answer is having the kids sign off on any information or comments that will be appearing about themselves in the yearbooks other than their name and pictures.
You’d think that they might have considered asking the coach for the names of these kids. They were on his team after all.
How do you know who to get to sign off if you can’t even figure out the names of the kids in your photos?
"Kids, that was me! In highschool I was Someone!" < /Ted Mosby>
On top of that, the book is always proofread before distributed. If something got by, at that point whole new pages can be printed and inserted and the old ones cut out.
I can see how one or two filler names could get by, but this is both stupid and careless.
(I was yearbook advisor for a few years back in the day)
It's not a question of figuring out names. When you know who is in the photo, it's easy to add their names in a photo caption.
But, what do you do in a caption when the person in a lineup or a group photo is not identifiable by anyone??
This is just the problem we faced when I was co-editor of the yearbook at my high school almost 50 years ago! It was a large high school (at the time) -- about 1500 students in the senior class alone. We tried every way possible to identify people in photos. Often we were successfu; many times we were not.
Our yearbook was one which included an index by name at the back, so someone could always find all the photos of this or that person.
We opted for creating a person -- Cavender Dish -- whose name was applied to everyone we could not identify. Most of these were males whose faces were obscured by someone else or something else (e.g. their faces were hidding by a tree branch or some sort of intense shadow). Cavendera Dish was the female whose face we could not identify.
Cavendera Dish's entry in the index was fairly ordinary. But Cavender Dish's entry in the index was humongous.
Thay may well have.
We used to put fake names in the index when I was on the yearbook staff. We never would have gotten away with this. I think it’s kind of funny. But it not my kid.
Creepy Smile Kid could be traumatized for life.
Lets not get too PC around here. The kid is in high school. He will get over it.
Try dickhead or usurper.