“The Heavens Declare”: Yearbook Distribution 2022

“The Heavens Declare”: Yearbook Distribution 2022

NRCA’s Sabre staff rolled out their 2021-2022 edition on Friday, September 9.  

Titled “The Heavens Declare,” the yearbook staff based the theme on Psalm 19:1: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”   

Getting the yearbooks into students’ hands was a major task for the staff. “We had 1104 yearbooks that came in 138 boxes on four pallets that weighed a total of 4830 pounds,” said Suzanne Lyczkowski, AP Psychology teacher and yearbook adviser.  

“They came in organized by last year’s grade. And my yearbook staff students had to reorganize them by this year’s homerooms. After they reorganized, they delivered them to each homeroom,” Lyczkowski said.  

The Sabre comes out early in the fall each year. “A lot of times, people ask why the books don’t come in until the following school year. And the reason is that we want to make sure that we are inclusive of all spring sports, all of our spring fine arts, as well as the senior trip and graduation,” Lyczkowski said.  

Lyczkowski oversees the yearbook from the adviser level, but production is student-led by the senior editors and their staff. “Last year’s senior editor who was the spearhead of everything was Lilly Graybill. She, as senior editor, really oversaw the production of the entire yearbook,” Lyczkowski said.  

The book distributed to students on Friday was the product of work that began over a year ago and lasted after everyone else wrapped up the 2021-2022 school year.  

“The yearbook staff members worked from the very first days of school all the way through the summer for this production to include everything from the summer mission trips all the way through graduation,” Lyczkowski said. “So while everyone else was celebrating school being out, I still had a team that was working really hard to make sure that these got into hands as soon as possible.”  

This cycle repeats each year.  

Organized by elements of the sky—the sun, clouds, stars, etc.—each section of the 2021-2022 Sabre builds on the theme expressed in the Introduction:  

Have you ever looked up at the night sky on a really clear night in an area without light pollution? It is absolutely amazing to see God’s creative work on display. The more we learn about the universe around us, the more evidence we have that God created everything. We are not the mere products of chance. Romans 1:20 tells us that God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – are clearly evident through His creation. The heavens themselves declare His glory (Psalm 19:1). How incredible to think that in such a vast and amazing universe, God knows each of us by name and loves us so much. If the stars in the heavens declare the glory of God, how much more should we declare His glory, His goodness, His power, and His love to everyone we meet.  

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