Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, has announced that Turner Middle School’s yearbook program has been named a 2016 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 (ICT) literacy.
The Turner Middle School award winning yearbook program is led by Julianne McMahon and Danielle Balliet, Turner Middle School yearbook advisers.
“This was my first year as an advisor and I was really excited to see what we could do with the program,” said Julianne. “We made it our goal to encapsulate the life and culture of Turner Middle School while incorporating the new direction of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). It made a great theme for the book this year and we had a lot of fun putting it all together. The kids did a great job, but I would not have been able to do it alone. Danielle was amazing to work with and her creativity and photography expertise were invaluable.”
Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall, for yearbooks delivered during the school year. The award was presented to the Turner Middle School yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.
The school’s yearbook program will receive a plaque to display in the yearbook area and a banner to display in school so that the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.