Replacing burned yearbooks after the Camp Fire

A local effort is underway to reprint yearbooks lost in the Camp Fire.

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 4:22 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2019 2:22 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A local effort is in full swing to help those who lost their yearbooks during the Camp Fire to replace them. 

Michelle Hilquist, a Gridley High School graduate and the local yearbook rep for Herff Jones is spearheading the project. Through a combination of donations and grants, Herff Jones has been able to keep the costs of reprinted yearbooks down to $20. 

Hilquist told Action News Now that the requests for yearbooks began shortly after the Camp Fire. She has received 1300 requests total so far for yearbook reprintings, with about 600 of those for Paradise High School alone. The Herff Jones team has just completed scanning eighteen years worth of yearbooks for PHS 2000-2018, which are now available for order online.

Other requests for yearbooks have come from Las Plumas, Gridley and even the Bay Area.  

If you would like to inquire about getting a yearbook replaced, please email hjcampfireyearbookproject@gmail.com. 

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