West Johnston High School’s 2015-16 yearbook, the “Prowler,” was selected as a 2016 national sample by the yearbook company, Balfour, for the second consecutive year.
West Johnston is one of 180 out of 6,000 to be chosen as a 2016 sample.
“I am proud to be a part of this staff of talented people who have produced such an authentic yearbook that people will look at for years,” said senior yearbook Editor-in-Chief Kendall Holland.
The nomination process began nationwide, then went down to a panel of judges. The chosen yearbooks will be used as a journalism resource in classrooms and workshops across the United States.
Balfour senior sales representative Josh Lovell said he thinks the yearbook is one of the best in the country, and that the journalism program at West Johnston is a first rate program.
“The mark of a great journalism program is longevity and that is what you have at West Johnston,” said Lovell. “Students leave the program with a wealth of knowledge in all things media and are very well prepared to take the next step in their journalism career.”
The editors of the yearbook are very excited to be chosen, and think their yearbook was an excellent choice.
“It’s not your run of the mill yearbook,” said senior editor Sabrina Harrell. “It has cutting edge design and incredible photography.”
Editor-in-Chief Kendall Holland is honored that this yearbook was chosen for the second year in a row.
“It was a lot of pressure to make this yearbook perfect, and I’m pretty proud of myself,” said Holland. “Since I am a senior, it feels like I am leaving behind my hard work. I think it paid off.”