The 2015-2016 DeForest Area High School yearbook was recently recognized as one of the best yearbooks published by Walsworth Yearbooks in 2016. In October, students were told that their 2016 yearbook has been inducted into the company’s Gallery of Excellence, which is a prestigious collection that showcases the best yearbooks published by Walsworth. According to company president, Don Walsworth, only a small percentage of the yearbooks they publish are included in the Gallery of Excellence, which features superior examples of coverage, design, photography and copy.
In a letter to DAHS Yearbook Advisor Alan Ligocki and the yearbook staff, Walsworth said, “Many people will see your 2016 yearbook throughout the year. Our yearbook sales representatives take Gallery books to schools and their workshops as examples and idea generators, and they are displayed at regional, state and national conventions and workshops. Covers, spreads, photos and coverage ideas are also sometimes used as examples in Walsworth’s educational materials, such as our Possibilities idea book and Idea File magazine.”
The high school yearbook is developed by students enrolled in the year-long yearbook class, and published by Walsworth. Students take all photos, write copy, and design the layout and cover of each year’s collection of memories. Over 700 students purchase a yearbook each year.
“Gallery books, including yours, ignite the creativity in other yearbook staffs. The induction of your yearbook honors your staff’s (student’s) exceptional work and dedication to excellence, said Walsworth. “I offer my congratulations on this tremendous achievement.”