Yearbook receives honorable mention in Lifetouch national contest


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The journalism staff poses with their giant cookie cake and honorable mention certificate from the Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase.

The yearbook staff received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase Contest.

The publications were sorted into four divisions: large high schools, small high schools, junior high and elementary. The books were evaluated on the criteria of theme development, design, photography, writing, creativity and coverage.

“The books reflect hours of hard work by staffs and advisers,” Lifetouch contest coordinator Laura Schaub said. “These books are some of the best books in the nation.”

This was not the first year that the staff has garnered a national notice from the Lifetouch contest. The staff won first place in 2004 and has been in the top three or honorable mention every year since.

“Our yearbook reps are always so excited for us each year,” adviser Melonie Menefee said. “They come and reward the kids with a giant cookie, and that makes the staff’s day.”