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Guy-Perkins Named Jostens 2021 National Yearbook "Program of Excellence"
Guy-Perkins Named Jostens 2021 National Yearbook "Program of Excellence"
GPSD
Monday, May 17, 2021

Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Guy-Perkins High School’s yearbook program has achieved the Jostens 2021 National Yearbook Program of Excellence award at the Bronze Level. 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.  

The Guy-Perkins High School award-winning yearbook program is under the direction of Kara Caldwell, Yearbook Adviser.  Ms. Caldwell notes, “This school year was an exceptional one to say the least. With multiple students and teachers being quarantined, several virtual students, activities cancelled or rescheduled multiple times, having to wear masks to cover those pretty smiles, it was a tad harder to create a book that was going to be meaningful. However, the community as a whole (teachers, students, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, etc.) helped out tremendously with sending in pictures through email, text messages, and Facebook. We could not have gotten it done without you. So I want to thank EVERYONE for making the 2021 Yearbook a success!”  

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 Guy-Perkins High School yearbook program for achieving defined criteria in between one and three of the following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.  

“Jostens is proud to recognize those individuals who have created 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 this school year. 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.”