HOWARD — Jostens announced that East Knox’s yearbook program has been named a 2019 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy.
The East Knox High School award-winning yearbook program is led by Libby Herschberger, Ashley Mast, Brenna Remy, Chloe Ketron, Addison Crouch, Jaclynn Mahle, Ed Aeppli, Jonah Auck, Sydney Biggs, Eli Carter, Alivia Elliott, Kitara Folk, Shane Knepp, Peyton Lester, Hannah McCoy, Izzy Schlaegel, Carson Steinmetz and Kylie Adkins, under the direction of Chip Pozderac, East Knox yearbook adviser.
“Our goal was to make a book our school would love, that showed some of the great things that happen here,” Pozderac said. “This award is an amazing accomplishment for our staff, after only two years of publication. Our district was forced to cut the program years ago, and fortunately, our administration was able to bring it back with the support from our community. My kids worked incredibly hard on this book, I am glad to see their efforts being acknowledged. East Knox students are doing amazing things, and it is wonderful for them to be recognized.”
The award was presented to the East Knox yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of the three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.
“Jostens is proud to recognize those individuals who have acted as wonderful stewards by creating an exceptional yearbook for their school and community,” said Tammy Whitaker, Jostens VP and COO Yearbook Division. “Yearbooks are a critical part of telling a school’s story, and Jostens is dedicated to supporting yearbook staff members with state-of-the-art tools and resources that help celebrate moments that matter.”
The East Knox yearbook program will receive a gem-studded recognition pin and a banner to display in the school, so the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.