Upper School yearbooks were distributed this week, marking another milestone in the long-standing tradition of the MICDS Phoenix. The Phoenix, named after the merger of Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School 30 years ago, continues to be an eagerly anticipated student-produced publication that captures and immortalizes the vibrant life of our School throughout the year.
Through creating the yearbook, students gain valuable skills in layout design, copywriting and editing, photography, and time management. They unleash their creativity while adhering to strict deadlines, making the entire experience educational and enjoyable. The culmination of their hard work arrives months later on the much-anticipated “yearbook reveal” day, a moment filled with suspense and pride.
In an era dominated by digital media, the MICDS Phoenix proudly stands as one of the few remaining printed documents encapsulating an entire year. It preserves cherished traditions such as senior pages, superlatives, senior ads, and more, ensuring that memories are forever etched within its pages.
A heartfelt congratulations go to Editor-in-Chief Virginia Portell ’24 and the team of dedicated assistant editors who have meticulously crafted this amazing time capsule of the 2022-2023 academic year:
Brianna Desai ’23, Student Life Editor
Shivani Devrapally ’24, Academics Editor
Phoebe Burgis ’23, Clubs and People Editor
Ishika Kanjerla ’24, Sports Editor
Belle Wood ’23, Seniors Editor
Their collective efforts have resulted in a remarkable publication that will undoubtedly be treasured for years to come!