Jostens Yearbook schools earn honors in 2016 Quill and Scroll contests
Participants recognized nationally for yearbook excellence
Minneapolis, Minn. - Feb 15, 2017

Jostens, the leading provider of publications, jewelry and consumer goods serving the K-12 and college market, today announced that a number of its schools received yearbook awards from Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists, an organization that encourages journalism excellence in schools.

Following Quill and Scroll’s 2016 Yearbook Excellence contest, judges selected a total of 36 Sweepstakes Award winners (first place) and 297 National Award winners (honorable mention). More than 1,400 entries were evaluated. The list of winners below reflects students and schools that partner with Jostens.

For more information on the winners, please follow this link:

Sweepstakes Award Winners (First Place)

  • Ashley Spann, Bryant High School (Bryant, Ark.)
  • Emily Blunt, Richland High School (Essex, Mo.)
  • Chris Schold, Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Jeri Anne Mares, Tucumcari High School (Tucumcari, N.M.)
  • Audrey Sutter, Westlake High School (Austin, Texas)
  • Lily Painter, Westlake High School (Austin, Texas)

National Awards Winners (Honorable Mentions)

  • Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.)
    • Academic Photo: Meena Morar
    • Feature Photo: Kitra Katz
    • Feature Photo: Steven Johnson
    • People: Luke Frazier
    • Student Life Photo: Kitra Katz
  • Bryant High School (Bryant, Ark.)
    • Academic Photo: Tehya Hinkson
    • Clubs or Organizations: Casey Garrett
    • Feature Photo: Kara Maurer
    • Feature Photo: Kenzi Brenton
    • Graphic Design: Hailey Gentry
    • Headline Writing: Griffin Hopkins
    • Personality Profiles: Gracen Goudy
    • Sports: Hailey Gentry
    • Sports Action Photo: Jake Deen
    • Sports: JoJo Kerns
  • American Heritage School (Delray Beach, Fla.)
    • Feature Photo: Riley Hritz
    • Student Life: Riley Hritz
    • Student Life: Lindsey Weiner
  • Richland High School (Essex, Mo.)
    • Academic Photo: Aleena Robbins
    • Clubs or Organizations Photo: Katelyn Pinkley
    • Clubs or Organizations Photo: Megan Cullum
    • Sports Action Photo: Katelyn Pinkley
    • Sports Action Photo: Parker Miller
    • Student Life Photo: Aleena Robbins
  • Kirkwood High School (Kirkwood, Mo.)
    • Graphic Design: Callie Mechelke
    • Graphic Design: Carson Keeling
    • Index: Mary Kate Brennan
    • Personality Profiles: Elizabeth Dell’Orco
    • Student Life: Olivia Rav
  • Tucumcari High School (Tucumcari, N.M.)
    • Academics: Sergio Reyes
    • Advertising: Ryanne Lopez
  • Savannah Christian Preparatory School (Savannah, Ga.)
    • Advertising: Shelby Todd
    • Clubs or Organizations Photo: Sarah Katula
    • Graphic Design: Sarah Floyd
    • Graphic Design: Katlyn Durrence
  • Waccamaw High School (Pawleys Island, S.C.)
    • Student Life Photo: Aaron Jordan
  • Westlake High School (Austin, Texas)
    • Academics: Elena Puccetti
    • Academics: Racic Fernandez
    • Advertising: Elena Pucceti
    • Caption Writing: Lacey Shoemaker
    • Caption Writing: Lacey Shoemaker
    • Feature Photo: Brayden Clark
    • Graphic Design: Megan Rizzi
    • Graphic Design: Megan Rizzi
    • Personality Profiles: Andrew Auth
    • Sports: Audrey Sutter
    • Sports Action Photo: Jesse Olguin
    • Sports Action Photo: Jesse Olguin
  • Eisenhower High School (Shelby Charter Township, Mich.)
    • Graphic Design: Amber Sansoni
    • Graphic Design: Marino Moraccini
    • Graphic Design: Shawn Pendleton
    • Index: Nicole Mezser
    • Personality Profiles: Katie Johnson
    • Personality Profiles: Samantha Semerau
    • Sports Action Photo: Kristen Smith
    • Theme Development: Nicole Mezser

Blue and Gold Winners

Blue and Gold winners honor high school journalism programs that excelled in the 2016 Yearbook Excellence Contest.

  • Westlake High School (Austin, Texas)
  • Richland High School (Essex, Mo.)

Here’s a link to the full list of Blue and Gold winners:

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 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year.

About Jostens
Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, Minn., Jostens is a subsidiary of Newell Brands and can be found online at

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