“Each student was allowed to submit a certain number of pictures that they wanted to appear on the page with their graduation photograph. They chose their own pictures, they were submitted in a sealed envelope with their name on them, and the only time that envelope was opened was when the layout was done on their page. In my personal knowledge and the people I knew that were working on the staff, we went through great pains to make sure that there was not a mix-up. To my knowledge, nobody complained that their picture ended up on a different page.”
– William Elwood, a medical-school classmate of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s who served on the yearbook staff.