Yearbook received their evaluation for last year’s book, Some things never change, and were awarded high scores across the board.
“The amount of coverage you have in the ‘21 book is astounding,” the judge of the yearbook said. “You did such a great job covering so many topics.”
In ILPC scoring, yearbooks have the opportunity to win Award of Merit, Award of Honor, Award of Achievement, and Award of Distinguished Merit, with the last being the top score. This book received an Award of Distinguished Merit, which was the seventh Distinguished Merit in a row for yearbook.
“Quite honestly, this was one of my favorite books and I had hoped we would get this ranking, and I was satisfied with the judge’s comments,” Yearbook Adviser Casi Thedford said.
The yearbook was judged on a variety of topics such as photography, headlines, and coverage of different parts of school life like academics, organizations and student life.
“I really liked our theme and how we incorporated our theme throughout the book, and I feel like it was really fitting for that year,” current editor-in-chief Mallory Hatch said. “It was a really fun book to create.”
In addition to awards, a yearbook can be nominated for Star competition, if at least three categories of the book are marked as having Star potential.
“Your best section!” the judge said on the academic coverage. “From fine arts to criminal justice to robotics – nice coverage!”
The yearbook was nominated for the Star competition, with unifying concepts, people, academics, and organizations all being marked as exceptional.
“Receiving the Star nominations validates all of our hard work and proves, not only did my students do a great job, but one of the best jobs in the state,” Mrs. Thedford said.
The book, with Katie Borchetta and Kyndal Nystrom as the editors-in-chief, was also graded as a Distinguished Merit book in 10 out of 13 sections.
“I really enjoyed going through your book and I am confident the students just loved it!” the judge concluded.