Williamstown High School earns Jostens national yearbook design recognition

“The Jostens ‘Look Book’ showcases the hard work and dedication of students who tell the story of the school year through photos and words.”

Williamstown High School’s 2017 yearbook has been featured in the 2018 Jostens ‘Look Book,’ a collection of spreads from outstanding yearbooks and their creativity. Photo: Elizabeth Lapalomento, special to The Sun.

Williamstown High School’s 2017 yearbook, “Totem”, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2018 Jostens “Look Book,” celebrating the “best-of-the-best” in yearbook design and coverage.

The Jostens “Look Book” is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, covers, designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published “Look Book” honors the important role yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.

The yearbook was created by students Gabrielle Audu, Gregory Burek, Crissandra Civatte, Benjamin Denbo, Femi Folarin, Kaitlyn Ford, Justin Fortuna, Emily Lucier, Alayna Maden, Brian Miskar, Candice Nguyen, Natalie Pavluk, Marcello Oliveto, Marissa Rappleye, Alexa Thomas and Ashley Vail under the direction of Williamstown High School yearbook adviser Nancy Ferranto.

The Williamstown High School yearbook was one of 413 yearbooks selected from approximately 2,000 entries. The 2018 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 304-page 2018 “Look Book.”

“The Jostens ‘Look Book’ showcases the hard work and dedication of students who tell the story of the school year through photos and words. It is their collaboration and communication, as well as creative thinking in challenging situations, that results in the fine designs shown in this book,” Sara Sausker, Senior Manager of Customer Experience said. “We are very proud to celebrate the ability of this country’s future leaders and communicators by showcasing their sophisticated designs and photography.”

Ferranto and her yearbook staff received a copy of the 2018 Jostens “Look Book” and plaque from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.

The Jostens “Look Book” is a resource for yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative design and coverage ideas, trends and inspiration.