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Presentation High School Named Jostens 2020 National Yearbook
Program of Excellence
Honora Yearbook program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook.
August 20, 2020 (San Jose, CA) – Presentation High School’s yearbook program has been named a Jostens 2020 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.
Presentation High School’s award-winning yearbook program is led by editor Meghan Bedi ‘21, design editor Alisha Ahmed ‘22, and index editor Carolyn Premo ‘20 under the direction of Nancy Ingersoll, yearbook moderator.
“Remote school is hard, but making a yearbook in remote school is even harder,” said Nancy Ingersoll, yearbook moderator. “The theme that the 2019-20 yearbook staff chose, ‘This is Real,’ could not have been any more appropriate for a book that tells the story of how school was in the circumstances that nobody could have ever foreseen. The girls rallied as we sheltered in place for the last deadline, which is generally the hardest due to the tight time constraints. They had entered the spring sports season with the anticipation that rain, not a pandemic, might cancel games and that is why we had action photos for each athletic team this year. To ensure that everything was buttoned up for the final submission, they collaborated in Google docs, on Schoology and used WebEx to video conference. I could not be more proud of this group of girls,” said Ingersoll.
Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall based on the yearbook’s arrival date at the school. The award was presented to the Presentation High School yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.
“Especially this spring, 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. “These schools did an exceptional job on multiple levels, despite the challenges presented by Spring 2020. Yearbooks are a critical part of capturing and telling a school’s story, and Jostens is dedicated to supporting yearbook staff members as they do their important work.”
About Presentation High School
Presentation High School is an independent, college preparatory high school located in San Jose, CA. Rooted in Catholic values and welcoming of all faiths, “Pres” empowers young women to become fearless and faithful leaders determined to serve the world.
Learn more about Presentation High School for your daughter at www.presentationhs.org
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