April 11, 2022 / News

14 Walsworth Yearbooks Schools Place in Best of Show at Los Angeles JEA/NSPA

Written by Jenica Hallman, CJE

Fourteen Walsworth Yearbooks schools placed in the Best of Show contest at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Los Angeles this past weekend, including one who took the top spot in its category.

Walsworth schools filled three out of five Best of Show awards in the Junior High/Middle School Yearbook category. Lair from Drake Middle School in Arvada, Colorado, took the top prize. The Round-up from Woodland Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, finished second, while Oro from Cactus Canyon Junior High School in Apache Junction, Arizona, finished fourth.

In the Yearbook 336-584 Pages category, Walsworth had five out of the 10 schools represented. The Lair from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, Kansas, came in third; Horizon from Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas, came in fourth; Hauberk from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, finished fifth; Heritage from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas, a new Walsworth customer for 2022, placed seventh; and The Stampede from J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity, Florida came in ninth.

Four Walsworth Yearbooks schools were in the top 10 for Yearbooks 296-334 Pages category. Indian from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas, came in second; El Corazón from El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, California, finished in third; Arena from Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas placed seventh; and Marquee from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida, a new Walsworth customer for 2022, came in eighth.

Apollo from Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Virginia, placed fifth in the Yearbook 232-284 Pages category, while The Clipper from Kearney High School in Kearney, Missouri, placed fourth in the Yearbook 114-228 Pages division.

The Best of Show competition is typically held at every national JEA/NSPA convention and recognizes overall excellence among the attendees and entries.

To see the complete list of winners, visit the NSPA website.

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Jenica Hallman, CJE

Jenica Hallman, CJE, is a Copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks. Yearbooks got into her blood in high school, and she has been pursuing them ever since. She has worked in various capacities as a high school and college yearbook editor, an adviser, sales representative, plant customer service representative and now in marketing, her favorite role to date. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media communications from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.