THS earns Jostens National Yearbook Design recognition

Mar 14, 2014
Photo by: Donated RECOGNIZED — Pictured in the first row are Emily Norman, Sydney Morris, Rachel Norman, Mary Holland Fulgham, Brittany Proxmire; second row: Morgan Goodson, Kirsten Penley, Hannah McVeigh, Sydney Kapsalis, Kathryn Smith, Morgan Rich; third row: Vanessa Caldwell, Lauren Neal, Taylor Ledbetter, Amanda Guest, Beth Whitaker, Abby Christopher, Hope Moody, Kelli Shuler. Not pictured are Shelby Tricoli and Dalton Shepphard

Tuscola High School’s yearbook, “The Mountaineer,” has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best of the best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look ­­Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, covers, designs, coverage, storytelling copy and photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.

“The Mountaineer” was created by the 2014 publications class under the direction of Tammy Bates, Tuscola yearbook adviser.

“The students who worked on this edition excelled at creativity, design and photography,” said Bates. “The editors, Olivia Goodwin and Caroline McCrory, worked tirelessly to perfect the yearbook. I am lucky to have hardworking, talented students each year to work on the publication. Most people don’t realize the countless hours students spend working on yearbook throughout the year.”

Members of the award winning staff include Vanessa Caldwell, Abby Christopher, Carrie Anne DeBrew, Kari Finsterwalder, Brooke Ferguson, Mary Holland Fulghum, Morgan Goodson, Olivia Goodwin, Madeline Greene, Amanda Guest, Zack Hasseler, Sydney Kapsalis, Danyelle Ledbetter, Taylor Ledbetter, Caroline McCrory, Hannah McVeigh, Hope Moody,  Sydney Morris, Lauren Neal, Emily Norman, Rachel Norman, Kirsten Penley, Brittany Proxmire, Morgan Rich, Dalton Sheppard, Katie Smith, Kelli Shuler, Shelby Tricoli, Mackenzie Warren, and Beth Whitaker.

The 2014 edition of “The Mountaineer’ was one of only 426 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. The 2014 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 352-page 2014 Look Book.

Tammy Bates and her yearbook staff received a copy of the 2014 Jostens Look Book and a certificate from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.

The 2014 edition of The Mountaineer is currently in production and on sale. Contact Tammy Bates at 456-8414 to reserve a copy for a student or business.



Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.