BIC earns Jostens national yearbook design recognition

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Buffalo Island Central's yearbook, Mustang Yearly, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2010 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 8. Published annually, Jostens' Look Book is a collection of spreads from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. The Gotcha Covered Look Book features the extraordinary work of yearbook staffs and advisers from around the world and is a popular resource for yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative design and coverage ideas, trends and inspiration.

Members of the Mustang Yearly staff Colby Quals, Kayla Stacy, Madison Finch and Lindsay Rice.

Mustang Yearly was created by staff members Allie Grisham, editor; Joslyn Key, Lorena Martinez, Ashley Ladd, Kayla Stacy, Jessica Turner, Lindsay Rice, Ana Meza, Colby Qualls and Madison Finch under the direction of Tracey Yates, BIC yearbook adviser. "I was thrilled to be included in the Look Book," said Yates. "Every year we scan the book for inspiration from the best yearbooks in the country. To be included in that elite group is a tremendous honor."

Mustang Yearly was one of only 518 yearbooks selected from over 3,000 submitted to a panel of judges that included nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers. Yearbooks are unique, limited edition books created by students to capture stories and events for all the school's students. Mustang Yearly is a great example of the inclusive quality of yearbooks and chronicles what is most relevant to this year's school community.

"Yearbook staffers exemplify the incredible design, photography and journalistic talents of today's students and their ability to capture once-in-a-lifetime stories that will be relished for generations," said Gary Lundgren, Jostens senior program manager/education. "The yearbooks chosen for Jostens' 2010 Gotcha Covered Look Book reflect the sophistication and relevance of yearbook programs and demonstrate why yearbooks remain so popular among students as a means to capture and share their school experiences and traditions."

Yates and her yearbook staff received a copy of Jostens' 2010 Gotcha Covered Look Book and certificate from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.

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