Colonel Richardson High School Named Josten 2014 National Yearbook Program of Excellence

Colonel Richardson High School program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook

Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content announced recently that Colonel Richardson High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2014 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 Colonel Richardson High School award winning yearbook program is led by Co-Editors Mitchell Wilson and Megan Smith and yearbook staff members: Katelyn Wain, Courtney Thomas, Ronnee Gorden, Brooke Coulbourne, Emma Brohawn, Emily Phillips, Chris Smith, Brooke Planner and Dylan Horn, under the direction of Ann Wilson, Colonel Richardson High School yearbook adviser.

Advisor Ann Wilson said, “The CRHS yearbook is produced by students working after school hours and on their own time. Their commitment to getting their work done on time and the commitment of the editors to review and revise as needed is what made our yearbook a success. We are honored to receive this recognition for our work.”

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 Colonel Richardson High 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. 

“Yearbooks connect students’ hearts and minds to the school story, school year experiences, and the community to memorialize moments that matter.  Jostens is proud to recognize yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks that tell the story of their school communities,” said Murad Velani, chief operating officer, Jostens. "We understand that a great yearbook program does not just happen, and we are dedicated to helping schools, yearbook advisers and students to strengthen their programs by providing state of the art tools, resources and best practices that support the development and creation of award-winning yearbooks.”

The Colonel Richardson High School 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.