Moorhead High yearbook misspells MoorheadMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - When looking through old yearbooks, you notice a few things. Changes in hair styles, and clothing are an obvious.... but really, the name of your school and city ? That's the case for the yearbook at Moorhead High School. A spelling mistake has slipped through the cracks.
By: Rebecca Lebak, WDAY
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - When looking through old yearbooks, you notice a few things. Changes in hair styles, and clothing are an obvious.... but really, the name of your school and city ? That's the case for the yearbook at Moorhead High School. A spelling mistake has slipped through the cracks.
Yearbooks - a way of capturing memories. Every prom, homecoming, award and sporting event.
All of that is in the 2013 Moorhead High School Yearbook, but something just wasn't right...
Kayla Dalquist – Moorhead High School senior: "I saw a picture of it first on Instragram and I thought it was a joke at first, and then I actually saw the yearbook and I was like, they actually spelled Moorhead wrong."
Hundreds of yearbooks printed with Moorhead spelled incorrectly on the front cover.
It may just be one mistake, an extra E between the R and the H in Moorhead, but it’s one that has an impact on many students. A mistake that was missed by students, yearbook staff, and Jostens - a national company that makes class rings and yearbooks for different cities all over the United States.
Dalquist: "how can they spell Moorhead High School wrong?"
Anthony Hrbeu, Moorhead High School senior: "I think they should've recalled it or something, put a new title on it."
Plus the yearbooks aren't cheap.
Dalquist: "They’re about 50 bucks with tax so they’re about 53 dollars".
Dan Haglund, the father of a Moorhead High School 10th grader, says he understands people make mistakes, but thinks something should be done.
Dan Haglund - Parent of Moorhead High School student: "For the students who want a new book, I think they should get together and request a new book and the students that are okay with it then they can keep it anyway. They've probably already started writing in it."
It may seem like a big problem now, but the best part about yearbooks is, there's always next year.
Breana Neuschwander – Moorhead High School Senior: "It's just weird, I'm sure I'll look back and laugh at it. Hopefully like this year they get it right because I want to remember Moorhead spelled M-O-O-R-H-E-A-D."
The school is exploring options about putting stickers over the mistake or finding other ways to cover it up.