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“Pacemakers: A look at 24 yearbooks that shined in the class of 2019”
This presentation includes commentary from the judges about the 24 Pacemaker yearbooks. The slide show also showcases the cover and three selected spreads for each Pacemaker yearbook.
Download slideshows containing entire yearbooks, along with judges’ comments in an opening “Raves” slide.
A 248-page yearbook using umbrella coverage serving a high school of 1,779 students.
Brighton High School
Editors: Samantha DeMers, Tucker Reichow, Rebecca Wadsworth
Adviser: Justin Daigle
A 320-page yearbook using umbrella coverage serving a high school of 1,495 students.
Corning-Painted Post High School
Corning, New York
Editors: Kristin Hauptman, Kelly Hoyt, Lauren Thomas
Advisers: Katie Paulison-Harris, Mike Simons
A 477-page yearbook using chronological (by season) coverage serving a high school of 3,129 students.
Glenbrook South High School
Editors: Samantha Boas, Kaelyn Coleman
Adviser: Brenda Field
A 600-page yearbook using chronological (by season) coverage serving a high school of 2,145 students.
Highland Park High School
Editors: Allie Anthony, Brittany Cooksey, Halley Ray
Adviser: Margie Raper
A 256-page yearbook using chronological (by semester) coverage serving a private pre-12 school of 862 students.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Editor: Caroline Dixon
Adviser: Sarah Tricano
A 336-page yearbook using traditional section coverage serving a high school of 2,903 students.
McKinney High School
Editors: Sydney Anderson, Lexi Harris, Kayla Thompson
Advisers: Alyssa Boehringer, Curtis Christian
A 230-page yearbook using umbrella coverage serving a high school of 681 students.
Pleasant Grove High School
Editors: Brooklyn Bearden, Mary Old, Cage Watlington
Adviser: Charla Harris
A 160-page yearbook using chronological (monthly) coverage serving a middle school of 885 students.
Powell Middle School
Editors: Leah Grier, Maddie Murphy, Kate Tucker, Sophie Tucker
Adviser: Yvette Manculich
A 400-page yearbook using umbrella coverage serving a high school of 1,529 students.
Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
Editors: Tatum Goetting, Wairimu Gitonga Mbogori
Adviser: Susan Massy
Eagle Eye View
A 104-page yearbook using umbrella
coverage serving a middle school
of 949 students.
Sierra Middle School
Editors: Lizzy Ahrens, Kaytn Anderson
Adviser: Jed Palmer
A 240-page yearbook using traditional section coverage serving a high school of 2,600 students.
Trinity High School
Editor: Jordan Edwards
Adviser: Christine Davis
A 324-page yearbook using hybrid chronological/sectional coverage serving a high school of 2,595 students.
University High School
Orange City, Florida
Editors: Emily Edwards, Jonathan Jackson
Adviser: Courtney Hanks
A 152-page yearbook using umbrella coverage serving a middle school of 1,150 students.
Westfield Middle School
Editors: Ryan Barrett, Kaylee Roberts, Delainey Wallace
Adviser: Allie Staub
NSPA recently named 24 high school and middle school yearbooks as Pacemaker winners — the association’s preeminent award.
How were the winners selected?
What sets these Pacemaker-winners apart from the hundreds of others that were entered?
NSPA associate director Gary Lundgren moderates this May 27, 2020, Pacemaker Master Class that features insights from some of the judges and highlights of the Pacemaker winners.
Mary Kay Downes, Chantilly High School, Virginia
Kristi Rathbun, Rock Canyon High School, Colorado
Mitch Ziegler, Redondo Union High School, California
NSPA Pacemaker Master Classes & Town Halls
2019 Yearbook Pacemaker Awards | Finalists
WATCH | Feedback from the 2019 NSPA yearbook Pacemaker judges
The Pacemaker Master Class is a remote-learning series on coverage, trends and fundamentals across a spectrum of topics.
Future master classes, to be offered for a nominal fee, will focus on trends and fundamentals.