While the technology used to produce the North Cross School yearbook has changed significantly, the name of our annual chronicle, “The Compass,” has remained the same.
When it came time to name the first yearbook of North Cross Country Day School, the name “Compass” was thoughtfully selected. The editor of that first yearbook explained that it was selected “because it is a word which, like students, grows.” Young children use a compass to describe circles while older children learn to use a compass to determine direction by means of a magnetic needle. “Gradually,” the editor wrote, “the work grows to mean the boundary of an area, the limits, the sweep, the capacity, and the space within those limits.”
Click here, or on the image, to view a pdf of yearbook staff pages from 1969, 1983, 1993, and 2010.