Yukon HS Seniors Mistakenly Left Out Of Yearbook

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 6:56 pm
By: Karl Torp

A metro high school is apologizing for a mistake.

In a graduating class of nearly 600, two Yukon High School seniors were overlooked and not put in the school yearbook.

“The yearbook guy at Yukon High School didn’t really have an apology. He was rude,” said Sheryl Hazelbaker.

Hazelbaker’s son, Josiah, got his senior picture taken but the company that took the photo never identified him with a particular school.

Yukon High School told News 9 it has apologized to the parents of the students, but Hazelbaker feels like more could have been done to avoid the mistake.

“They never doubled checked,” she said.

“I was disappointed. Someone said I wasn’t in before it was released and I was like ‘no way,’” said Josiah Hazelbaker who played on the Yukon High School baseball team and has a 4.0 GPA.

Josiah Hazelbaker plans to study construction management at OSU-OKC.

Josiah Hazelbaker isn't the only senior who slipped through the yearbook cracks.

“I really appreciate everyone’s effort to make me feel remembered,” said Hayley Pryor who was also left out of the yearbook for the same reasons as Josiah Hazelbaker.

She graduated 11th in the class and is a member of the National Honor Society.

Pryor said the yearbook staff did an amazing job. The parents were told the publication has won awards, but understandably, Pryor feels left out.

“Twenty years from now, I’m not going to say we won awards. I’m going to say my picture isn’t there,” said Pryor.

She plans to study psychology at OU in the fall.