National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award

The Hemlock High School Yearbook has achieved the Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award at the Gold Level Honor.  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.

 The Hemlock High School award-winning yearbook program, is led by the yearbook staff and under the direction of Jennifer Whitford, Yearbook Adviser.  Jennifer Whitford said “As a first-year adviser for the yearbook class, I was very pleased with how the book turned out and the hard work my students put into it.  I would like to thank Hemlock High School’s students and staff who helped in countless ways.  Also, the community members who supported our yearbook through advertising sales and even buying us much needed equipment.  I’m super proud to have received the national recognition and we will strive to put out an even better product this school year.  Order your yearbook today!” 


The 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 Hemlock High School 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.

Keith Green, High School Principal said "The yearbook staff led by Mrs. Whitford created a yearbook that captured so many memories for our students. Their commitment to excellence is proven in their work.  They are well deserving of the award they have received."

 “Jostens is proud to recognize those individuals who have created an exceptional yearbook for their school and community,” said Tammy Whitaker, Jostens VP and COO Yearbook Division.  “Hemlock High School did an exceptional job on multiple levels, despite the challenges presented by this school year.  Yearbooks are a critical part of capturing and telling a school’s story, and we are dedicated to supporting yearbook staff members as they do their important work.”

Hemlock High School is far from done in the area of telling our story as we focus on providing the best experience possible to students and staff with thoughtful use of instructional and communication technology.