Montrose High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

May 1st @ 7:29 am in News by Scott Staley


Montrose High School’s yearbook, The Chief, 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, storytelling 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 that academic year.

“I am really proud of my students for this accomplishment. It is a huge honor in the yearbook world. The Chief has been featured in the Look Book two years in a row now which shows how innovative and talented our student are here at Montrose Highs School,” Yearbook Adviser Kathy Gaber said.

Montrose High School’s The Chief was one of only 425 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. 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 for 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.”

Kathy Gaber and her yearbook staff received a copy of Jostens 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book and plaque from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.  Jostens Gotcha Covered Look Book is a must-have resource for yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative design and coverage ideas, trends and inspiration.

The XCII Volume of The Chief yearbook will soon be emerging amongst Montrose High School students. The books will be distributed in the Montrose High School auxiliary gymnasium Thursday, May 16 during access for the underclassmen and after graduation practice for seniors. If students do not pick them up at this time or if they did not pre-order, they will need to wait until after Monday, May 20th to get them from the activities office.

The Chief was created by Editor-In-Chief Shae Peterson, Design Editor Katie Burnet, Copy Editor Emily Wolverton, Photo Editor Chelsea Peterson, Portrait Editor Carmen Davidson, Business Manager Ashlee Black, and the yearbook staff members under the direction of Kathy Gaber, Montrose High School’s yearbook adviser. The nine sophomores, 12 juniors, and 10 seniors on The Chief staff have worked incredibly hard to create this year’s edition of the yearbook. They have planned the theme and layouts, sold advertisements and yearbooks, taken many photos at school events, written stories and captions, and crafted pages from scratch among countless other things that go into the creation of a successful yearbook. Last year’s yearbooks sold out fast, so interested parties should contact the Montrose High School activities office as soon as possible.