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Pinkerton Academy Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

Critic yearbook featured in 2015 Jostens Look Book

Derry – March 21, 2016 – Pinkerton’s yearbook, Critic has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2016 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The 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.

The Critic was created by Abigail White, Editor-in-chief, Gabby Tracy, Marielle Brunelle, Kassidy Tardiff, Cassie Rios, Adelaide Cagle, Sarah Beals, Emily Cicio, Elisabeth Bull, Taylor Dervishian, Kelsey Flannery, Lauren Phillips, Adreas Braz, Lindsey Bourgoin, Lily Grimm, Magda Bol, Robert Buonopane, Tyler Ferrell, Maggie Gildea, Victoria Harding, Kiara Kelii, Anna LoPresti, Abigeal McCabe, Jake Olsen, Liam Riley, Margaret Vaillancourt under the direction of Timothy Cain and his assistant Julia Mitchell, Pinkerton yearbook advisers.

“Earning the Jostens Look Book recognition is truly an honor. Having The Critic be recognized two consecutive years reveals the outstanding work that Pinkerton’s students are doing.  It’s a testament to the staff for their commitment to maintaining journalistic standards.”  -- Timothy Cain, Adviser

Pinkerton’s Critic was one of only 494 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. The 2016 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 320-page 2016 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 494 yearbooks selected for the 2016 Jostens Look Book, said Gary Lundgren, editor. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”

Timothy Cain and his yearbook staff received a copy of the 2016 Jostens Look Book and certificate 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.