UMHS yearbook wins award

By From page B1 | April 07, 2014

Union Mine High School’s 2012-2013 yearbook, the Rattler, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage for the third time.

The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed 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 Rattler was created by Ruthie Chism, Shelby Glaister, Alexys Acuna, Sam Tosi, Jenna Cook, Tanya Gallagher, Dakota Strong, Rachael Judd, Vivian Santana, Josie Francies, Mikaela Granger, and Boston Kehrer under the direction of Susan Sager, Union Mine High School yearbook adviser.

“Many of our yearbook staff start out learning Adobe Photoshop skills in the Digital Imaging class, and then apply those skills in a real-world situation in yearbook. Jenna Cook and Shelby Glaister did a particularly outstanding job in designing and creating the index pages for our 2012-2013 yearbook – making it a priority to include those students not yet featured in the book,” said Sager.

The Rattler 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.

“Yearbooks are unique, limited edition books created by students to capture the stories and events for all of the school’s students and Jostens is proud to celebrate the yearbook tradition and the 426 yearbooks selected for the 2014 Jostens Look Book, said John Dalke, editor. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”

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