High School Yearbook Riddled With Grammatical Errors
WINTER PARK, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Kids who completed their education at Winter Park High School were shocked to find their yearbook didn’t read like an educated person put it together.
“Oh my God, our coach ‘teacheting’, that’s really bad,” student Sienna White told WKMG-TV while looking over the mistakes.
Egregious errors appear on every one of the yearbook’s 339 pages, with some words so badly misspelled it’s impossible to figure out what it should have been.
“Altjhojhgh” and “perservierene” appear in the book as well as many badly worded phrases: “Three stunts where done and the crown was in awe” and “Once our coached gave us out pep talk i was able to get in the water and warm up.”
Many in the community say they are embarrassed by the poor quality of the finished product.
“The yearbook represents the school not only this year, but for generations to come and it seemed like just a real bad message to send, particularly when public schools are under so much scrutiny and criticism now,” said Randy Noles, the publisher of Orlando Life and the Winter Park Magazine.
An editor, who chose to remain nameless, issued a statement to WKMG-TV: “Due to our lack of funds for the yearbook program, we were forced to squeeze two months of work into two weeks, which explains the copious amount of errors in the book. As an editor, I do admit the book could have been a hundred times better, but as stated in a slip we single handedly place in each book, it is a student-made book and everyone was well aware of that when purchasing it.”
The school principal is looking into the cost of re-doing the yearbook and putting it on a DVD for the students who paid as much as $70 for it.
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