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Senior Quotes

The deadline to submit a Senior Quote was
Wednesday, December 4th 11:59pm
We are no longer accepting senior quotes.

Senior Quotes are free. Senior quotes are a privilege. As such you must follow the written guidelines on the form for your quote to be published. All quotes are subject to review by the school Administration. Quotes that do not follow the written guidelines on the form will be rejected and will be excluded from the yearbook.

All Quotes need to follow the Guidelines below.
Failure to follow guidelines will result in the exclusion of your quote.
Senior Quote Guidelines: 
  • All quotes must be limited to 70 characters/spaces total. Yes, spaces between words count and need to be included.
  • NO profanity.  NO acronyms. NO gang-affiliated words or phrases.  NO drug or alcohol references.
  • NO derogatory comments about other students or staff members.
  • NO shout-outs to or about other students or teachers. This rule is in place because of the potential of a quote offending the person it references. We do not have the time to check and keep records of who does and does not approve of being mentioned in another student’s quote.
  • Your quote must be in standard English.
  • NO abbreviations. NO "creative" spelling. No Emoji.
  • NO weblinks. NO TV Show / Movie timestamps. No Fundraisers.
  • NO questionable/inappropriate content.  No sexually explicit content.
  • All quotes are subject to review by Administration and the yearbook staff.Failure to follow guidelines will result in an initial review of the quote, further investigation with Admin, and the possible exclusion of your quote from the final yearbook.
  • Due to the volume of students, questions WILL NOT be answered on the day of the deadline: Wednesday, December 4th 11:59pm. Over 250+ seniors could turn in Senior quotes. Nearly all of those students could wait until the very last day to turn in their quote and nearly all of those students could have a question because they did not take the time to read these guidelines!
  • You do not need to add quotations marks. Many students do not include them in their 70 characters anyway. We will add them if you do not.
  • It is not required that you cite your quote.

If you aren’t sure whether or not your quote will pass this review or if you have a question, you may ask us a question BEFORE December 4th, 2019. (Email Senior Quote Co-Editors-in-Chief, Haley Howell and Jack Whistler.)

Q: Is this a good quote?
A: No. (Just kidding). But really though, don’t ask if we like it or not...unless you have read the guidelines. We really do care about your quote, but we are just outnumbered. There are over 250 seniors that could submit quotes. Many of the people with questions really just need to read the guidelines and FAQ.
Q: What should I put as my quote?
A: That is for you to think about and decide.
Q: Do you have to turn in your quote at the very last minute?
A: No, you can actually turn it in early. We would really appreciate it if you did.
Q: Is it okay if I say something bad in my quote?
A: This is going to be printed in a book that people hang on to their entire life. Years from now, is that really how you want to be remembered? Also, administration reviews all quotes before they are selected to be included in the yearbook. Quotes with questionable content will be rejected.
Q: When/How will I know if my quote was approved?
A: We intend to review every quote after December 4th. We will try to notify you via school email if your quote was rejected. It can take us at least two weeks to return quotes rejected by yearbook staff members. All the quotes approved by staff are later read by school administration. Administration can choose to reject a quote without notice at any time.
Q: I forgot what I put as my quote. Could you tell me?
A: Sorry, we just don’t have time to take this request. We would post every quote online for you to look up but we believe it adds interest to the book to keep all the quotes secret until the book arrives…even from you.
Q: I submitted more than one quote by completing the form more than once. Which quote will you print?
A: We will print the most recent quote that was submitted by December 4th at 11:59pm.
Q: Do I have to use quotations?
A: No, we will include them for you. You can quote us on that.
Q: Can I have one more space for one more letter?
A: Sorry. In order for your name and quote to fit nicely under your picture, we have set a character limit.
Q: Do I have to use spaces between words?
A: Yourteachershaveworkedhard tomakeyouallbetterwriters. Wetakepridein qualitywritingatDHS. So, yeah...spaces between words are mandatory.
Q: When is the last day to turn in late quotes?
A: DECEMBER 4th 11:59pm
Q: Can I change my quote?
A: You may submit a new quote on or before December 4th. We will use the latest quote you have submitted.
Q: Do I have to write the whole word or can I just abbreviate?
A: You have to use complete words.
Q: Can’t we just make shout-outs to our friends? Please, we are best friends.
A: You can sign each other’s yearbook once they are distributed. However, unfortunately, we can’t accept quotes that reference other people on campus. This is our policy. All it takes is for one bully to say something that upsets another student for things to go wrong. We are not keeping a record of who approves of being mentioned in a shout out by another particular student and we do not have time to inquire who does or does not want to be mentioned in another student's shout out. After initial training, we only have about 90 school days to produce a 300+ page book and we meet for one class period each day. When we say we don’t have time, it is not to be rude. It is just that we actually do not have time.
Q: Can I use emoji in my quote?
A: No. emoji are too informal and would distract from all of your beautiful faces. The senior quote is a formal quote below your formal portrait. It is just not the time or place for emoji, sorry.
Q: Can I use a weblink as my quote?
A: No. A link does not sound offensive but what can potentially be put on a webpage could be.
Q: Can I tell people about my fundraiser in my quote?
A: No. Durango High School has a process for approving fundraising activities on campus and the yearbook is not a venue for personal fundraising.
Q: Can I direct people to a timestamp to a TV show or movie in my quote?
A: No. We just do not have the time or the access to check what you are trying to reference in such a quote.
Q: Can I say something that is sexually explicit in my quote?
A: No!
Q: Can I say something that offensive and may upset other people on campus?
A: No. The yearbook is for everybody. Why would we bother to print something that could offend people?
Q: Can I express my disapproval of the school or people on campus?
A: No. The yearbook is just not the place for that, and you are hopefully about to graduate. Maybe it is time to move on.