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Byron High School

Byron High School Journalism Program

Byron High School’s journalism program has been recognized for excellence and featured in the Jostens Look Book 2021, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and inclusivity. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, beautiful designs, relevant coverage of school events, meaningful storytelling and stunning photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the work of the students who create the yearbook over the course of 6-12 months. Through it, they chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.

The Elements (2019-2020 yearbook) was created by graduates Heidie Raine, Reese Armstrong, Tyler Camling, and Jillian Wrede, along with current students Aydin Coffey, Josie Smith, Paige Bukoski, and Rachel Kultgen under the direction of Adam Gura, yearbook adviser.

“The work that these students put into this yearbook was fantastic, and I’m not surprised that one of their spreads was recognized as a feature spread,” Adviser Adam Gura said.

The By-Hi yearbook was one of only 460 yearbooks selected from over one thousand yearbooks submitted. The 2021 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 304-page Look Book 2021.

“The Jostens Look Book showcases the hard work and dedication of students who tell the story of the school year through photos and words. It is their collaboration and communication, as well as creative thinking in challenging situations, that results in the fine designs shown in this book,” said Sara Sausker, Senior Manager of Customer Experience. “We are very proud to celebrate the ability of this country’s future leaders and communicators by showcasing their sophisticated designs and photography.”

Adam Gura and his yearbook staff received a copy of the Jostens Look Book 2021 with a plaque and banner 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 and, Jostens online destinations for yearbook creation ideas.