Yearbook featured in national magazine

Taking pictures, writing modules and organizing, the Arcadia yearbook staff members proved to please more than just the student body. One of their spreads from the 2010- 2011 yearbook caught the eye of the publishers of a nationwide magazine “Adviser & Staff” and is featured in its Fall/Winter issue released this week.

According to Jostens Creative Accounts Manager John Cutsinger, the pages of  “Adviser & Staff” are packed with articles and examples reproduced from the nation’s top yearbooks.

“I promote the [West Shore] book in every power-point presentation I make, recommend it to our marketing and education department as an example of what is hip and trendy,” Cutsinger said via e-mail. “Obviously, the editor of the magazine agrees that [it is] one of the very best of the best.”

The feature brought pride out of many members of the yearbook staff, and they continue to work with confidence.

“It’s exciting and an honor to know that our spreads are good enough to be recognized by the ‘A&S’ magazine which is seen by so many publications,” said Bianca Taraschi,  one of Arcadia’s two editors in chief. “It’s a good feelings to know that our hard work and long hours of design paid off in the end.”

According to the Jostens’s Facebook page, “Adviser & Staff” is the largest-circulation magazine in the world devoted exclusively to producing and marketing yearbooks.

By Tania Martin