Pattonville earns Jostens national yearbook design recognition
Pattonville earns Jostens national yearbook design recognition
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Pattonville High School's yearbook, Echo, has been recognized for excellence and is featured in the 2017 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.

Editor-in-chief and 2016 Pattonville graduate Tessa Stahlhut, under the direction of adviser Brian Heyman, helmed the creation of the 2016 Echo. Current seniors Abigail Schnable and Gabrielle Zarinelli designed the student life spread that is featured in the 2017 Jostens Look Book.

“It is a tremendous honor to see our students recognized for all their hard work and dedication to the yearbook,” Heyman said. “They committed themselves throughout the entire year to finding the stories, capturing the moments and designing the pages. They did a fantastic job and I am so proud that Jostens recognized their work in this year's Look Book.”

The Pattonville High School Echo was one of only 418 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 entries. The 2017 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 296-page 2017 Look Book.

“Yearbooks are unique, limited edition books created by students to capture the stories and events for all of the school's students and Jostens is proud to celebrate the yearbook tradition and the 418 yearbooks selected for the 2017 Jostens Look Book,” said Gary Lundgren, editor. “Today's yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”

Heyman and his yearbook staff received a copy of the 2017 Jostens Look Book and a certificate from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.