Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, recently announced that Trinity Hall’s Royal Record has achieved the Jostens 2022 National Yearbook Program of Excellence award at the Bronze Level. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy. The Royal Record was recognized by Jostens in 2021 with the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award at the Bronze Level for the “Roaring Twenties” yearbook.
The 2022 Trinity Hall Royal Record award-winning yearbook staff was led by student editors Noelle Turek ‘22, Ella Gorman ‘23, and Lucy Goddard ‘23 under the direction of faculty yearbook advisors Cathryn Danielczyk and Brittany Orrico.
On the first page of the yearbook, a prologue written by Noelle Turek reads, “The theme of the Royal Record is ‘In an Instant.’ We wanted to create a lighthearted feel to this year’s book in order to remember the fun times we had despite the challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can capture a memory in an instant or with a click of a camera. Everyone says that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we hope you enjoy the millions of words represented in our album!”
Ella Gorman discussed the process of putting together the Royal Record this year. “We spent countless hours in meetings figuring out the best layouts and pictures that would best portray the year at Trinity Hall. It takes a lot of organization, creativity, and teamwork to make a book as special as ours and I’m proud of all the hard work and dedication from the editors this year.”
This year’s yearbook features new sections and pages pertaining to the theme, such as “Instant Interviews” with Ms. Blaine and the Royal Record staff, and a “Wait, I Wasn’t Ready” section with candid pictures. “My favorite section of the yearbook this year was definitely the senior baby pages. I loved the idea of guessing who each senior is by their baby picture because it was a super unique page to put in a yearbook,” expressed Lucy Goddard.
Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall based on the yearbook’s arrival date at the school. The award was presented to the Trinity Hall yearbook program for achieving defined criteria in between one and three of the following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process.
“We are so proud of our editorial team for persevering through some challenging times and creating a beautiful book again this year,” said Cathryn Danielczyk and Brittany Orrico.