Loveland High School (LHS) salutes the staff of the 2017 LHS yearbook for a double award-winning publication! The book won a gold medal from Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), and the All-American ranking from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) – this is the highest rating given to any publication, and a designation only awarded to about five percent of all entries received. For the NSPA award, the 256-page LHS yearbook earned four marks of distinction in coverage, design, photography, and writing and editing.
“I would attribute the success to working as a team,” said Rhonda Overbeeke, LHS English English teacher and yearbook advisor. “The editors, Sam Faingold, Katherine Vuyk, and Lauren Parker went to yearbook camp at Kenyon College over the summer to learn as much as they could about producing a book that followed today’s design trends and adhered to journalistic principles. They brought back their knowledge and shared it with the other editors and staff.
“Photo Editor Jack Sexton worked diligently to teach the staff how to take quality photographs and refused to accept mediocre work. The section editors Emily Siebenmorgan, Alesse Haddad, Jessica Morey, Ben Cummins, Erica Perl and Karlin Holley edited their sections asking staffers to make numerous revisions. Most importantly, the staff members made a commitment to creating the best book they could.”
“It is truly amazing that we were able to win these awards,” said LHS Student and Yearbook Sports Editor Lauren Parker. “Everyone worked so hard editing, taking photos, and making sure that all the little details were as close to perfect as possible. I am so proud of everyone on the crew."
“We are so proud of the publication this staff produced, and the high level of collaboration that went into the success of the publication,” said LHS Principal Peggy Johnson. “Our yearbook students pushed themselves to be the best of the best, and they achieved it. The yearbook was outstanding, and certainly deserving of the accolades it has received.”
About the Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Founded in 1925, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association unites student editors and faculty advisers working with them who produce student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media. Students come from public, private and church-related schools and colleges throughout the United States and from overseas schools following an American plan of education. The Association is owned and operated by Columbia University in New York City.
About the National Scholastic Press Association
The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. The critique is a written evaluation of work submitted by a publication. Professional journalists, experienced media advisers and other media professionals serve on the NSPA board of judges.
Photo caption (L to R): Award-winning yearbook staff members take a break during a deadline to meet on a city playground located just across Tiger Trail. Front Row: Karlin Holley (12), Greg Ballman (10), Ryan Faingold (10), Eleanor Cronin (10), Ben Cummins (11), Allese Haddad (12), Jack Sexton (12), Erica Perl (12), Tiara Sturgill (10), J.T. Popp (10), Lauren Williams (10), Jessica Morey (12). Top Row: Marlo LaiFook (10). Frannie Cornett (10), Katie Spangler (10), Micah Hicks (10), Emma Vuyk (11), Lexi Sneed (10), Abby Boni, (10) Olivia Anderson (10), Piper Puthoff (10), Peyton Beller (10), Erika Lesperance (10), Kaitlyn Hollingsworth (10), Sydney Cree (10). Megan Kirlin (11), Emily Siebenmorgen (11), Sam Faingold (12), Katherine Vuyk (12), Zach Reichman (11), Lauren Parker (11)