For the second year in a row, yearbook company Balfour has named West Johnston High School’s “The Prowler” a national sample.
Of 6,000 yearbooks nationwide, only 180 were named national samples.
“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 chief editor Kendall Holland, a senior.
A panel of judges chose the national samples, which will be used as a journalism resource in classrooms and workshops across the United States.
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Balfour senior sales representative Josh Lovell said he thinks the West Johnston yearbook is among the best in the country and that the journalism program at West Johnston is first rate.
“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.”
“It’s not your run-of-the-mill yearbook,” said Sabrina Harrell, a senior editor. “It has cutting-edge design and incredible photography.”
Holland said she was honored that Balfour had chosen “The Prowler” in consecutive years. “It was a lot of pressure to make this yearbook perfect, and I’m pretty proud of myself,” she said. “Since I am a senior, it feels like I am leaving behind my hard work. I think it paid off.”