The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes schools that continually strive to create and deliver an exceptional yearbook to every student. Great yearbook programs don’t happen by accident. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence awards yearbook staffs that excel in the creation and distribution of their yearbook with an award based on the extraordinary efforts that go into creating a yearbook and making it accessible to every student. The criteria include three main categories:
First, “A Meaningful Yearbook For All Students”: The yearbook should mean something to all students while offering a window into the school year. Program of Excellence Achievers excel at making sure every student is included.
Second, “A Yearbook In Every Student’s Hands”: Schools put so much time, effort, and love into their yearbook. The Program of Excellence honors those dedicated teams who create a meaningful book that students want to purchase.
Finally, “Effective Project Management”: Meeting yearbook deadlines is a crucial part of the yearbook creation process. Program of Excellence Achievers experience a smooth, stress-free creation process.
As Silver Medal recipients, the Shaker High School Yearbook Staff achieved 2 of the 3 criteria. This year’s book was produced under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief McKenzie Horton (senior), Co-Editor Eloise Gall (senior), and Co-Editor Shreya Thimirisetty (junior), with the support and guidance of their faculty advisors Ms. Gauthier and Mrs. Bourdeau. Congratulations Yearbook Team!