High-Tech Yearbook's Eye-Catching


Thanks to new technology, the Pine-Richland High School yearbook and its staff are gaining local recognition.

The yearbook, named Within, was distributed on Monday, June 2, 2014 to a crowd of delighted students.  This year, the yearbook has a special twist.

Within is one of the few yearbooks across the country to offer not only pictures, but videos of the past school year.  Using a free smart phone app called Aurasma, students are able to put their phone over a picture, and see a corresponding video.  In all, students will be able to view 27 videos throughout the book.  The videos are paired with everything from football games to the spring musical.

Editor-in Chief Katrina Sanzi and advisor Ms. Valerie Orwig said they couldn’t have done this without the help of PRTV.  The crew and staff put together the videos for the yearbook and Ms. Orwig was then able to link them to the different pages.

Sanzi says at first, she was skeptical about including this new technology.

“When Ms. Orwig brought up the idea, I wasn’t sure it would look good in the book,” she said.  “But once we got everything figured out, it looked great.  I’m really happy with how the book turned out.”

Because of this new technology, KDKA TV reporter Sarah Arbogast was on-hand to cover distribution day at the high school.  The story will air today, Monday, June 2, 2014 between 4 pm and 6:30 pm.