Students on the 2015-2016 Clipper yearbook staff were recently honored by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) for their work on the high school yearbook. The students earned an All-Missouri award, the highest award available from MIPA.
The All-Missouri honor is awarded based on a judge’s evaluation of the photography, writing and editing, design, theme and coverage within the book.
Minerva Howard, MIPA Judge, provided feedback on the overall critique stating, “Your graphics are just wonderful.” She also commented about the unique style in different sections of the book, and stated, “Your students think in colorful graphics which is great.”
In her first days on the job, Karen Johnson, KHS yearbook advisor, submitted the book to MIPA recognizing it would be a great opportunity to get constructive criticism and give the students ideas for how to improve the publication.
“I’m really proud of them for the work they put in last year and the great yearbook they produced,” Johnson said. “We have several seniors on staff but also a lot of new faces as well, so we’re excited to build on the success of last year’s book but in our own unique way for 2017.”