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Chicagoland Jewish High School program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook
Deerfield – April 24th – Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Chicagoland Jewish High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2014 Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence designation recognizes dynamic school yearbook programs. The program recognizes yearbook staffs and advisers who create engaging yearbooks for their school communities.
The Chicagoland Jewish High School’s award winning yearbook “The Roar” is led by:
Editors in Chief: Avery Wein and Jessica Hochberg
Executive Editor: Madison Reisler
Student Life Editor: Marci Steinberg
Senior Staff: Tamar Meltzer and Carly Silverstein
Special Days Editor: Tali Geifman
Freshmen Editors: Bobbi Hochberg and Izzy Brekher
Sports Editors: Hannah Taussig and Tali Shapiro
Senior Editor: Lena Rabinowitz
Junior Editor: Shira Forester
Sophomore Editor: Emily Reisler
Sophomore Staff: Emily Zfrani
Photo Editors and Business Managers: Rayna Gorstein and Tali Lupovitch
*Under the direction of Rochelle Katz, Chicagoland Jewish High School yearbook adviser.
When Rochelle Katz was asked what it means to be recognized for such a prestigious award, this is what she had to say. “Winning the National Yearbook Program of Excellence is a wonderful, public acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of every person on our yearbook staff. We have emphasized teamwork and excellence in approaching each goal we set for ourselves this year, and it is so meaningful to get this public recognition for our collaborative effort”.
Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year – in May for yearbooks delivered in the spring and in September for yearbooks delivered in the fall. The Award was presented to the Chicagoland Jewish High School’s 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.
“Jostens believes passionately in the importance of the yearbook tradition connecting every student to the school story and the school year and we are honored to recognize these yearbook programs,” said Mike Wolf, director, Yearbook Marketing, Jostens. “We understand that a great yearbook program does not just happen, and we are dedicated to helping schools strengthen their programs by providing the tools and personal guidance for success. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes schools that embrace the yearbook tradition and have built a yearbook program that serves the entire school community.”
The Chicagoland Jewish 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.
Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year.
Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help people tell their stories, celebrate important traditions and recognize achievements. The company’s products include school yearbooks and other memory book products, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics and personal care sampling and packaging, and educational and trade publishing segments.