TKA Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition
West Palm Beach – March 2016 – The King’s Academy’s elementary and secondary yearbooks have again received recognition for excellence for the second year in a row, being featured in the 2016 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, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role that well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students that academic year.
The 2014-2015 secondary Sceptre was created by 19 staff members under the direction of editor-in-chief Casey Walker and Mrs. Teresa Blakeney, TKA’s yearbook adviser. Casey Walker’s double-page divider spread showing artist Sam Henderson painting a picture during the Grandparents’ Day Assembly was chosen for publication in the 2016 Look Book. The 2014-2015 elementary Sceptre was created by 10 staff members under the direction of editor-in-chief Jess Gollel and Mrs. Blakeney. Jess’s custom lithograph cover had a turning wheel with a cutout window that allowed for viewing of the photograph below. This cover was selected for publication in the 2016 Look Book.
“To have both of the yearbooks we produce annually selected for the Look Book again this year is a huge honor. I have been blessed to work with some very talented students who have poured their hearts and souls into these books, so I am glad they have been recognized. Our goal each year is to honor God with our hard work as well as our content, so we are successful with or without other recognition; but it is rewarding that others appreciate our efforts as well,” said Mrs. Blakeney.
The TKA Sceptres were two of only 494 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. The 2016 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 320-page 2016 Look Book.
“Yearbooks are unique, limited edition books created by students to capture the stories and events for all of the school’s students and Jostens is proud to celebrate the yearbook tradition and the 494 yearbooks selected for the 2016 Jostens Look Book, said Gary Lundgren, editor. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”
Mrs. Blakeney and her yearbook staffs received copies of the 2016 Jostens Look Book and certificates from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.