Congratulations on the start of your senior year! This is an exciting time and I would like to share some information regarding your senior yearbook.


Candid Color Photography is our official school photographer. Candid Color photographers will be at Hickory High School taking formal senior portraits Wednesday, September 25 for a $20 sitting fee (make checks payable to Candid Color). You may sign up for an appointment in the main office starting Monday, September 16. Space is limited and is first come, first serve. Please contact Candid Color directly at 800-321-4256 to make an appointment at their studio for another day.


Seniors must be photographed by Candid Color if they wish to have their portrait included in the Class of 2020 picture displayed in the school. Senior ID cards will also be produced using these portraits, so it is important to have your portrait taken by Candid Color. To select or confirm your image for the yearbook, visit Log in with your session ID and access code. Then you need to select a drape/tux vertical photograph for the yearbook (in sharp focus – no soft focus, gray background) before October 30th.  We regret that only those seniors whose proofs are on Candid Color’s website by October 30th can make it into the yearbook senior section because of yearbook publishing deadlines.


If you choose to use a portrait by another photographer for the yearbook, you will be responsible for submitting your senior portrait to the yearbook staff by October 30th. Make sure you have a gray background. Your photographer will usually email these to me if you ask.


We are happy to announce that we will once again feature senior baby pictures in the yearbook. If you would like to be included, submit your baby picture to the yearbook box located in the main office no later than October 30th or submit to our Instagram @hickory.yearbook. Make sure to include your name.


Please complete the Senior Activity Sheet. The information provided on this form will be printed below your name in the yearbook. This also ensures that your name is spelled correctly. The form is due in the yearbook box located in the main office October 30th.


Many family members and friends like to congratulate their senior with a senior tribute ad in the yearbook. The early bird deadline is October 16th and the regular deadline is November 27th.  There is a significant savings for submitting your order by the early bird deadline. Visit to download the order form.


I wish you the best of luck for a successful senior year!




Susan Rowland

Yearbook Adviser

Room 202


*Wednesday, September 25: Senior formal make-up pictures. Session availability is limited-$20 sitting fee.

**Wednesday, October 30:  Senior portraits, baby pictures, and activity sheets are due. Late items will NOT be accepted.

***YEARBOOK SALE: The yearbook is now on sale for the lowest price of the year. Order now with personalization and get FREE icons. Use the link on the HHS website or go to to order. Order deadline: October 11th.


Revised 09/12/2019