AHS yearbook earns national attention

Augusta High School’s yearbook, the Augustan, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11 celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.

Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, story telling 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 the academic year.

The Augustan was created by Editor-in-chief Darian Martindale, Business Manager Chance Runnion, and staff members Jenna Lynch, Elizabeth Moore, Hadleigh Jones, Hope Lauhban, Katie Hollis, Alyssa Bisagno, Madie Becker, Ally Spease, Josh Riddle, Sierra Kirby, Morgan Cox, Chasity Pinckney, Dustin Blake, Kaylee Glidden, Avery VanBuskirk, Kaylee Glidden and Dakota Arredondo under the direction of Adviser Julie Barker.

The Augustan was one of only the 425 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 entries. The 2013 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 352-page 2013 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 425 yearbooks selected fro the 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book,” said John Dalke, editor. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”

The Augustan staff received a copy of the Jostens 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book, and will receive a plaque from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.