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Roxbury High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

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Roxbury High School’s yearbook, Forever Blue & Gold, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2017 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.

Look BookThe 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 Forever Blue & Gold yearbook was created by the Yearbook Production class and club under the direction of Lisa Gurzo and Scott Schilling, Roxbury High School Echo Yearbook lead and assistant advisers.

This year’s yearbook staff included:

  • Roxbury High SchoolEditor in Chief: Vilina Ong (Gr 12)
  • Editors: Alexander Baccaro (Gr 11), Sarah Basenese (Gr 12), Jaymie Fiebel (Gr 12), and Hailey Macrae (Gr 12)
  • Staff: Allison Abney (Gr 12), Karla Lezameta Arevalo (Gr 11), AnnaMarie Breitfelder (Gr 11), Ava Fernandez (Gr 12), Frankie Flatt (Gr 12), Robert Pilone (Gr 11), Spenser Sembrat (Gr 12), Paul Shadel (Gr 12), Brenna Turse (Gr 12), and Aimee Zheng (Gr 11)
  • Photographers: Shannon Miller (Gr 12) and Jessica Schaub (Gr 12)

“It is such an honor to receive this recognition from Jostens Publishing. This is the seventh year since 2010 that the Roxbury High School Echo Yearbook has been selected to be featured in the Jostens “best of the best” Look Book. It is a great feeling to be recognized, especially on the national level, for our hard work and this recognition is definite motivation for us to continue to come up with new ideas. We are very excited and proud of the 2017 publication and we can’t wait for everyone to see it!” shared Gurzo, Echo Yearbook Adviser.

Blue and GoldThe Forever Blue & Gold yearbook and Roxbury High School were one of only 418 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. The 2017 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 296-page 2017 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 418 yearbooks selected for the 2017 Jostens Look Book, said Gary Lundgren, editor. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”

Yearbook advisors and staff received a copy of the 2017 Jostens Look Book and certificate from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.

The Jostens Look Book is a must-have resource for yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative design and coverage ideas, trends and inspiration. The Look Book complements www.YearbookAvenue.com and www.facebook.com/JostensAdviserandStaff, Jostens online destinations for yearbook creation ideas.

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