When I was on the yearbook staff back in high school for Fall 2009 through Spring 2011, I learned how you can re-word or write a caption for an image. Here are some basic examples down below:
Before: “Since the school had opened in 2011, we are the third students to graduate from here,” said senior, Jane Doe.
After: “Since the school opened in 2011, we are the third graduating class,” Jane Doe stated.
*Use action verbs to shorten the sentence.*
Then: Coach Doe, a former NY Yankees ball player, said, “We are happy to build a new baseball stadium in downtown New York for our players.”
Now: Coach Doe, a former NY Yankees baseball player, commented, “We are excited to rebuild a new baseball stadium downtown.”
*If you need anymore examples, I will be delighted to add other examples on here for you. If you are new on the yearbook staff, I wish you the best of luck and remember to use action verbs (present, past tense) in order to shrink the caption size down a few paragraphs.*