Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, announced that South Williamsport Area High School's yearbook program has been named a 2013 Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence.
The National Yearbook Program of Excellence designation recognizes dynamic school yearbook programs. The program recognizes yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks for their school communities.
The South Williamsport Area High School award winning yearbook program is led by yearbook advisers Kelly Shearer and Michelle McGee.
Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year - in May for yearbooks delivered in the spring and in September for yearbooks delivered in the fall.
The Award will be presented to the South Williamsport Area High School yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.
"Jostens believes passionately in the importance of the yearbook tradition connecting every student to the school story and the school year and we are honored to recognize these yearbook programs," said Mike Wolf, director, yearbook marketing, Jostens. "We understand that a great yearbook program does not just happen, and we are dedicated to helping schools strengthen their programs by providing the tools and personal guidance for success. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes schools that embrace the yearbook tradition and have built a yearbook program that serves the entire school community."
The South Williamsport Area High School yearbook program will receive a plaque and banner to display in school, so the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year.