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Rocky Yearbook Receives National Recognition

The 2021-2022 Rock Island High School Watchtower yearbook was recognized as one of the top yearbooks nationally in the Design-Innovations Category of this year's portfolio from Herr Jones. 
Out of thousands of entries, the Rocky yearbook was selected for Herff Jones's "best-of" national publication portfolio, which showcases best-in-class yearbook work from students across North America. 
Jones, a division of Varsity Brands and the leading provider of graduation and educational products, announced its “best-of” publication, Portfolio, which showcases best-in-class yearbook work from students across North America. The yearbooks were judged by an outside independent company consisting of publication industry experts on design and storytelling elements – from themes to covers to features.
This is the third time in the last four years that our yearbook has been recognized.
Rock Island High School teacher and Yearbook Advisor, Sarah Miers says being selected for the Herff Jones’ Portfolio is a huge milestone for the program.
“Much like other groups, we were rebuilding after COVID. That idea is what inspired our theme of REdefine. As a student body, they understood that the pandemic affected them, but they were working to redefine their stories to being more than just students impacted by COVID. Each section of the yearbook carried the “re” theme in its title and introduction,” said Ms. Miers. “This our third time in four years that we’ve earned recognition in Herff Jones’ Portfolio Anthology. I’m very proud of the students who worked on the book, and their continual efforts to creatively showcase all of the positive stories about our school
Here's the photo of the book that earned the honor. 
Congratulations to the yearbook staff on their hard work and creativity!