The Flashlight staff is currently creating Volume 100 of the Flashlight yearbook. The book will feature not only coverage from the current school year, but it will also include special coverage about Abilene High School during the past 100 years.
Both Senior Tribute ads and business ads are available to purchase in the back of the yearbook. Please contact a yearbook staffer or call the yearbook office at 325-677-1731 ext. 3257.
The Flashlight has served as the memory book for Abilene High School students for 100 years. Originally the book was called a memory book and functioned without a name for almost a dozen years. Begun in 1926, The Abilene High school newspaper was the Morning Glory in its early days and was printed as a part of the Abilene Reporter News each month. A group of student leaders decided the newspaper and the yearbook needed new names so they set about researching new inventions from a World's Fair. The students decided to change the name of the yearbook to the Flashlight so "the truth and honor of all who entered the hallowed halls of Abilene High would shine forth for all the world to see." They chose the name, The Battery, for the newspaper since it took batteries to make the flashlight work! It was at that time, the newspaper began to publish separately from the local paper.
The yearbook is published once a school year, over a 12 month time period. Delivery of the book is generally scheduled the last week of the school year.