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    2020 Yearbook Strenuous Life

    Yearbook questions can be addressed to Taylor Rainwater at

    Ever wonder why our yearbook is called Strenuous Life? Well, our namesake-Teddy Roosevelt-in April 1899 said, "I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.”

    Roosevelt High School has published a yearbook annually since 1923. Our award-winning full-color publication is distributed in June, to those who order their copies now! Purchase yours:

    • Purchase the yearbook for $65 (price will increase to $90 on January 1st) on SchoolPay via the Source or before school and during lunch at the fiscal window in the Commons, or contact Taylor Rainwater after school hours in room 237 or by email. 
    • SUBMIT PHOTOS for the yearbook to School Code: HJ07136

    *If your student is a senior and your family cannot afford a yearbook, please reach out to adviser Taylor Rainwater*

    Strenuous Life Graduation Ads for Seniors

    Parents, guardians, friends of 2020 Seniors: place your order early for your "Grad Ad!" Send us your favorite photo(s) and message for your graduating senior and we'll design a lovely ad up to half a page for the 2020 edition of Strenuous Life. A limited number of pages will be printed, so get your ad in early. Download the 2020 Yearbook Graduate Ad Form **ATTACH CHECK TO FORM** or pick up a paper copy in American Government classes. You will receive a proof of your ad to review before publication. SUBMIT YOUR GRAD AD PHOTOS to School Code: HJ07136

    All Grad Ads orders must be turned in by January 31, 2020 to be guaranteed a spot in the book. Ads will be sold on a space-available basis after that date, up to February 28th.

    Prior Year Strenuous Life Yearbooks are Available

    Help support the yearbook program with a $25 donation for a vintage yearbook and revisit your Roughrider days. Please contact Taylor Rainwater at This service is only available during the school year, September through June. We have copies of the Strenuous Life for many, but not all of the years from 1926 through 2019.