The St. Thomas Aquinas yearbook, Veritas, has been recognized for excellence and 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.
The 2016 Veritas was created under the direction of Michelle Chauvin, STA yearbook adviser. “It is so exciting to see STA recognized more and more on a national level in the yearbook world,” said Chauvin. “We have worked diligently in the past few years to improve our product. 100% of our students are covered at least three times. This was the first year we produced a chronological, rather than a section-based, book. We are moving toward a more journalistic approach, rather than a scrapbook one. My staff works long after the rest of the students have departed for summer vacation to ensure a quality product.”
The St. Thomas Aquinas Veritas was one of only 418 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. 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.”
Chauvin and her yearbook staff received a copy of the 2017 Jostens Look Book and certificate from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.
The Jostens Look Book is a must-have resource for yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative design and coverage ideas, trends and inspiration. The Look Book complements www.YearbookAvenue.com and www.facebook.com/JostensAdviserandStaff, Jostens online destinations for yearbook creation ideas.
PHOTO ID: The STA Veritas staff celebrates their selection as one of 418 yearbooks in the nation for the 2017 Jostens Look Book. Pictured are (front) Abbie Busch, Lauren Davis, Camryn Flanagan, Jade Vappie, Mia Milton, Maggie Crawford, Will Hetzinger; (middle) Emily Porter, Brooke LaBorde, William Daley, Larilyn Gay; (back) Grant Lonero, Brett Benton.