White River High captures award

As the White River High School yearbook staff feverishly slaved to rebuild its lost T’Kopechuck pages during winter break and weekends, the thought of winning an award for their effort was far from anyone’s mind.

Three months of work was lost when T’Kopechuck staff learned an internal error on the district network had erased their files.

“The news was devastating,” adviser Nicholas Cockran said. “Every photo, story and page layout was deleted. “The fear of not making the final deadline tested each of the student’s ability to work under pressure. In the end, all of their hard work paid off and they created an amazing annual that almost sold out.”

Recently, WRHS’s yearbook was recognized for excellence and featured in Jostens’ 2011 Gotcha Covered Look Book, an publication featuring a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their themes, covers, designs, coverage, copy and photography.

The T’Kopechuck was created by Chase Callison, Adam Carrier, Trevor Christie, Israel Florez, Willow Foley, Kari Daniels, Tessa Yoder, Lindsay Glasgow, Blair Harder, Jenae Hernandez, Joshua Krebsbach, Carla Lee, Shae Lee, Brittany Sticka, Jacob Nygren, Justin Parkes, Mackenzie Sautner, Cheyanne Silbernagel, Linsey Shepard, Sierra Wasilk, Alexandria Zirkle, Anna Engel, Dustin Hauswirth, Tia Johnson, Mercedee Croppi and Evan Mays-Scriven.

The White River yearbook was one of 400 yearbooks selected from more than 3,000 submitted to a panel of judges that included nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers.

“Yearbooks capture once-in-a-lifetime stories and events while showcasing yearbook staffer’s incredible design, photography and journalists talents that ensure that these stories will be remembered for generations,” said Gary Lundgren, Jostens senior program manager/education. “Yearbooks remain incredibly popular to students and entire school communities as a way to share and tell school traditions and experiences. The yearbooks selected for the Jostens 2011 Gotcha Covered Look Book reflect the sophistication and relevance of yearbook programs.”

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