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AHS Wins National Yearbook Award

Yearbook staff


2016-2017 Ankeny High School yearbook staff

Front row: Hailey McDonald (2017), Jaden Massey (11), Hailey Dawson (11), Ivy Amundson-Crouse (2017), Zoe Olson (12), Rylie Behr (12), Giana Cresta (2017).

Back row: Brittanie Abshire (12), Madison McCormick (2017), Jesse Holst (12), Delainey Schaer (2017), Chloe Wenham (2017), Destiny Lawton (12), Elijah Smith (2017), Nate Bockaj (11).


ANKENY, Iowa (September 29, 2017) - The Ankeny High School yearbook program was awarded the 2017 National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award at Jostens® annual workshop.  The award recognizes yearbook programs around the country who excel in meeting deadlines, increasing sales, and increasing coverage during the prior school year.


To receive this award, Ankeny High School met every deadline, grew their sales by five percent, and had more than 50% of students pictured in the book three or more times. 


"I am incredibly proud of the dedication my yearbook staff put into this yearbook," said Elise Jessen, yearbook advisor.  "Editor-in-chief, Chloe Wenham (class of 2017), embodied true leadership with a clear vision of getting as many students and staff in the book as possible. Business manager, Delainey Schaer (class of 2017), was determined to get a book in the hands of each student.  The entire staff employed tremendous creativity and worked effectively as a team."


“Jostens is proud to recognize those individuals who have acted as wonderful stewards by creating an exceptional yearbook for their school and community,” said Chuck Mooty, Jostens president and CEO.

About Jostens®

Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years.  Jostens representatives to provide schools with a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year.  Jostens invests in state of the art technology, best in class service, educational curriculum and award winning print manufacturing platforms to plan, design, build and produce yearbooks.