Yearbook & Visual Media Arts

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Mission Statement

The Yearbook/VMA program exists not only to capture and encapsulate the history made by our parents and student body every school year, but also strives to promote a spirit of unity and pride within our school, while honoring our savior Jesus Christ in everything we do.

"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." -Colossians 3:23

Our Goal

More than a club or class, the Yearbook/VMA program runs like a student internship. We take each student's God given abilities and build upon them to produce real world marketable skills in the 21st century. Our interns are challenged to grow out of their comfort zone both socially and professionally in preparation for their future regardless of career path.

Yearbook Staff Taking Pictures
2019-2020 Yearbook/VMA Photographers

Important Information

Yearbook/VMA is open to high school students in 9-12th grade.

Areas Covered: Graphic Design, Photography, Photo Editing, Video Editing & Production, Public Relations & Promotions, Social Media Marketing, Journalism & Reporting, and Yearbook Design.

Heritage Christian School is a Quill & Scroll International Honorary Society charter (chapter), giving Yearbook/VMA program students who meet the requirements the opportunity to be recommended for membership to the society. Approved membership allows student to obtain and walk in their senior graduation ceremony wearing a blue and gold honorary cord.

Our Program's Values

Skills can be learned but character and passion go a long way.

Our abilities come from the Lord. Therefore we give our best back to represent Him and our school.

Teamwork is crucial in our line of work, therefore building good relationships within our team is essential.

Yearbook Student Team
2021-2022 Yearbook/VMA Team

Purchase A Yearbook

  • Order your book online here.
  • Payment plan available when purchased online through Jostens.
  • 2023 Book Price: $65 until October 28, $75 until January 27, $85 until February 28.
  • Read what our families say about the yearbook.
  • Everyone who attends School Picture Day will be in the yearbook.
  • Students of all grades and parents are included in the Yearbook.

Join The Yearbook/VMA Team

  • The application process to join the team is open from April 1 through June 30. Training begins in July.
  • Ten hours per month of in person meetings required. Work at home is also required depending on project deadlines.
  • NEW potential interns for 2022-2023 school year APPLY HERE. Returning students will find application in a Band post. 
  • View/Download Leadership Roles in the program.
  • View/Download Meeting Locations and Commitment Requirements.

Senior Yearbook Deadlines

Meet the Yearbook/VMA's Managing Team

MARIA & JIMMY MERINO
Yearbook Advisors
Maria and husband Jimmy have been married for 13 years and have 3 children, Jr, David, and Mariana who are all currently enrolled in HCS.  Making the move to homeschool with HCS has been a blessing for their family.
 
Maria comes from an Adult Education background where she teaches the Medical Assistant program as well as the Student Council. She has a passion for helping others and is very involved in the community via her kids' sports. She has served in ministries such as Church Usher and in Children's ministry. 
 
Jimmy comes from an Insurance Claim Investigation background where he has spent 14 years in various roles for companies such as Farmers Insurance and USAA Insurance. He has always maintained a passion for coaching and ministry, being a baseball coach for both his boys over the last 8 years and developed a youth Travel Baseball team called the Kings. He has also been active in various ministries such as homeless and prison ministries.
ELIZABETH PALACIOS
Content Manager

Elizabeth is a San Diego native and graduate of Heritage Christian School (2022). She enjoys many forms of artistic expression, especially photography, digital art, and graphic design. Elizabeth attended The Potter’s School where she served 2 years as a photographer on the PR team of their e-magazine, Clay. She also served as Photo Editor for the HCS 21-22 Yearbook. Her hobbies include hand lettering, traveling, hiking and visiting national parks, and trying anything creative. She is excited to remain involved in the HCS community through her role as Content Manager for the The Shield VMA program, and for the opportunity to creatively collaborate with the students. Elizabeth is currently pursuing an associates degree in graphic design.

ILIANA SEPULVEDA
Creative Director

Iliana is the youngest of her sisters to graduate from HCS in 2020. During her years at Heritage, she participated in various Dram Club productions, played Girls Volleyball, and was elected ASB student representative by her peers. Her favorite, however, is being part of the Yearbook program for two years and serving as Editor-In-Chief in her senior year. She’s excited to serve as Creative Director of the program this year as she is passionate about developing her graphic design skill further and representing Heritage with class and professionalism through the growing Yearbook/VMA program.

She’s a PK born and raised in ministry and has used her skills to serve in various church ministries including Sunday School, Children’s Church, and in the Audio Visual department. Her hobbies include graphic design, photography, vinyl painting, and reading drama novels. She’s allergic to nuts but will gladly and safely take an iced white mocha with almond milk any time.

Maria Merino, Yearbook/VMA Advisor

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