TKA Named Jostens National Yearbook Program Of Excellence For Second Consecutive Year

Photo-3For the second consecutive year, The King’s Academy high school yearbook program has been named a Jostens 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 literacy.

The King’s Academy’s 2015 award-winning yearbook, Bigger & Better, was led by Editor-in-Chief and senior Casey Walker under the direction of yearbook advisor Mrs. Teresa Blakeney.  The book was dedicated to High School Principal Sonya Jones in recognition of her impact on the lives of students and the example she sets for them to follow.  “We started out the year with the goal that we would do everything we needed to do in order to earn this award for the second year in a row and I am so excited and proud of my yearbook staff for helping us get there! It is such an honor to say that we are part of the 2% of schools that receive this award!” said Casey.

The King’s Academy yearbook program received this prestigious award for creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award for the second year in a row.  We have been blessed with dedicated students with a desire for excellence, and it shows in their work and the beautiful yearbook they have produced!” commented Mrs. Blakeney.

TKA students were excited to browse the pages of the yearbook recalling memorable highlights of the school year.  The King’s Academy yearbook program will receive a plaque to display in the yearbook area and a banner to display in school, so the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.

TKA High School Principal, Sonya Jones with Yearbook Advisor, Teresa Blakeney

TKA High School Principal, Sonya Jones with Yearbook Advisor, Teresa Blakeney

(L-R) Left Yearbook editors: Mackenzie Diddle, Malini Kumar, Kaleigh Marschall, Casey Walker (Editor-in-Chief), Emily VanderMay, Amanda Gonzalez

(L-R) Left Yearbook editors: Mackenzie Diddle, Malini Kumar, Kaleigh Marschall, Casey Walker (Editor-in-Chief), Emily VanderMay, Amanda Gonzalez