Waiting in long lineups, checking hair and makeup, and sitting
before the camera are all things that almost every student goes
through on one special day...PICTURE DAY.
GVC students and staff in Winkler go through this repetitious
day of boredom every fall. This day may seem long, but in the
end the joy and memories that come from looking at those pictures
a few years later will surpass that 'long' day.
"Oh, my word. This line-up is never ending," said
Janelle Dyck, after sitting at a table, helping students for
three hours. Just as she said, the lines seemed 'never ending,'
but at the moment when she was ready to give up, there was relief.
"Look! There's an end. There's an end!" Dyck said excitedly.
"Is my hair okay?" Sherisse Penner asks. That question
was asked often throughout the course of the day.
"Hold it right there...chin here...sit up straight...now
smile...look here...wonderful!" says one of the photographers
for the hundredth time. This day would not be possible without
the photographers, who spend hours performing the same task.
The lines are very long, but while talking and laughing with
friends, the time passes quickly. Once at the front, the picture
is taken and the day continues.
While it may seem as though only girls ask the same questions
about their features, guys do as well. Everyone wants to look
good (or in some cases, not) because this picture will be the
memory of that person for years to come.
Much credit is due to those photographers who take the pictures.
"I feel like an assembly line," one photographer said.
Yet, if there were no photographers, there would be no pictures
and no memories.