November 20, 2017 / 2017 Fall JEA/NSPA

Nine Walsworth Yearbooks schools place in Best of Show at Dallas JEA/NSPA

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

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

Indian from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas, placed first in the Yearbook 289-336 pages category. In that same category, Arena from Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas, a new Walsworth school for 2018, placed fourth and Fidelity from Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield, Texas, was sixth.

Hauberk from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, placed second in the Yearbook 337 or More pages category. The Lion from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, finished sixth.

Two new Walsworth schools for 2018 placed in the Yearbook 232 or Fewer pages category, with the Le Flambeau from Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, Missouri, taking second and the Hilsborean from Hillsborough High School in Tampa, Florida, finishing ninth.

The Round-Up from Woodland Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, placed fifth in the Junior High/Middle School category, while The View from Timberview Middle School in Fort Worth, Texas finished ninth.

The full list of yearbook Best of Show results can be seen below. Results for the entire Best of Show contest can be found on the NSPA website.

Junior High/Middle School Yearbook

  1. Specifics, Seven Lakes Junior High School, Katy, Texas
    2. The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, Texas
    3. Roundup, Canyon Vista Middle School, Austin, Texas
    4. The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Indiana
    5. The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    6. The Crusader, Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock, Colorado
    7. Project Panther, Ridgeview Middle School, Round Rock, Texas
    8. Rosette, Willow Springs Middle School, Lucas, Texas
    9. The View, Timberview Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas
    10. The Jaguar, Cedar Valley Middle School, Austin, Texas

Yearbook 232 or Fewer Pages

  1. Westwind, Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, Colorado
    2. Le Flambeau, Notre Dame de Sion High School, Kansas City, Missouri
    3. Lykavittos, Mansfield Timberview High School, Grand Prairie, Texas
    4. The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, Texas
    5. The Washingtonian, Washington High School, Washington, Missouri
    6. Saga, Parkway North High, St. Louis, Missouri
    7. Tribune, Heritage High School, Frisco, Texas
    8. Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, Indiana
    9. Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Florida
    10. Spur, Parkway Central High School, Chesterfield, Missouri

Yearbook 233-288 Pages

  1. Tiger Times, Texas High School, Texarkana, Arkansas
    2. The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, Texas
    3. Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, California
    4. The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, Texas
    5. Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tennessee
    6. The Howl, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, Nevada
    7. The Belltower, St. Thomas’ Episcopal School, Houston, Texas
    8. Mill Valley News, Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas
    9. Eurekana, Eureka High School, Eureka, Missouri
    10. Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, Colorado

Yearbook 289-336 Pages

  1. Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
    2. Howelltonian, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, Missouri
    3. Quiver, Lake Central High School, St. John, Indiana
    4. Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas
    5. The Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
    6. Fidelity, Lake Ridge High School, Mansfield, Texas
    7. Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, New York
    8. Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, California
    9. Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake High School, Los Angeles, California
    10. The Talon, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, Texas

Yearbook 337 or More Pages

  1. Prowler, Millard West High School, Omaha, Nebraska
    2. Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
    3. Citadel, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, Texas
    4. The Highlander, Highland Park High School, Dallas, Texas
    5. Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, Colorado
    6. The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
    7. Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, Texas
    8. Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant , Arkansas
    9. Round-Up, Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas
    10. Legend, Lafayette High School, Wildwood, Missouri
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.