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Sept. 23, 2021

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Yearbooks come together despite school closures

The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — As schools shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students at Prairie and Battle Ground high schools were forced figure out how to complete their yearbooks. At Prairie High School, students and teacher Leah Zika worked to finish the last 36 pages of their year book — typically a process that would take a few weeks — in just a few hours before the school shut down for good in March. “While we missed out on the opportunity to make the best possible version of the yearbook, we all worked really hard to make it the best we could under the circumstances, and we should all be proud of that,” Prairie High School senior and co-lead yearbook editor Maggie Munoz said in a news release. Meanwhile, at Battle Ground High School, their yearbook class is still working on final touches. Teacher Ryan Karraker and his students requested submissions to showcase what students are doing while learning remotely. “While it’s always going to be a process and a learning curve to get the yearbooks completed, this year has required a lot of creativity and a willingness from students to learn on the fly,” Karraker said. Yearbooks at BGHS and PHS are available to order. Visit or for more information.