ALAMO - Two high school yearbooks from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) have been featured in the 2017 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. PSJA Memorial Early College High School’s The Wolverine and PSJA Early College High School’s Frame by Frame have both been recognized for their excellence, creativity and innovation.
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 Wolverine Volume 19 was created by yearbook staff, and editors Christine Carranza and Astrid Rosales. Christine is now at the University of Texas at Austin and Astrid is at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The yearbook staff was under the direction of J. Aaron Lozano, yearbook adviser.
“The 2016 yearbook staff did a great job! They were efficient, creative and responsible. I am so proud of our editorial staff for putting together one of our most incredible books. I’m not surprised that Jostens is recognizing their work,” said Lozano.
Frame by Frame Volume 77 was also created by the yearbook staff and edited by Gabrielle Fonseca and Yajaira Garcia who are now both currently attending college. Yajaira is enrolled at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Gabrielle attends McLennan Community College.
"It is such an honor to have the creative work of our students celebrated in the Jostens National Look Book,” said PSJA ECHS Yearbook Adviser Adriana Martinez.
In addition to their yearbook being featured, Gabrielle Fonseca was recognized as an Honorable Mention for her skills as a photo editor.
Both yearbooks were two of only 418 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 nationwide. The 2017 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 296-page 2017 Look Book.