2019 YEARBOOK EXCELLENCE CONTEST WINNERS

Judges evaluated 1,439 entries and selected 206 national winners in the 2019 Yearbook Excellence Contest.

Professional journalists and graphic designers, and retired Hall of Fame yearbook advisers served as judges. Their comments on the first-, second- and third-place winners will be available when the Winners’ Slide Show is available later in January 2019.

Yearbook staff members recognized in this year’s contest received Gold Keys and the opportunity to apply for Quill and Scroll scholarships. For a complete list of winners, see below. Sweepstakes Winners (First Place) will receive plaques from Quill and Scroll. The 2019 contest had two enrollment divisions (A = 750 students or more; B = 749 students or fewer) and 18 subject categories, making for 36 Sweepstakes winners. Some categories did not have honorable mentions because judges were instructed to award approximately 10 percent to 15 percent of the entries.

Blue and Gold Winners

Class A (Schools with enrollments of 750 or more students)

Staff Excellence
  • McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
Comprehensive Visuals
  • McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Westlake High School, Austin, Texas
Comprehensive Writing
  • Texas High School, Texarkana, Texas
  • Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  • Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Class B (Schools with enrollments of fewer than 750 students)

Staff Excellence
  • Calvary Day School, Savannah, Georgia
Comprehensive Visuals
  • Richland R-1 High School, Essex, Missouri
  • Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Savannah, Georgia
Comprehensive Writing
  • Calvary Day School, Savannah, Georgia
  • Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, Texas

Sweepstakes Winners (First Place)

NAME SCHOOL CITY STATE ENTRY CLASS CATEGORY
Camryn Zezelic Ward Melville High School East Setauket NY A Academic Photos
Devin Duffie Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Academic Photos
Elliot Scarbrough Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Academics
Kayla Teague, Cayli Clack Texas High School Texarkana TX A Academics
Madison Kunze Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park KS A Advertising
Michelle Quan Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah GA B Advertising
Laura Finley Hasenbank Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Caption Writing
Will Burch Johnston High School Johnston IA A Caption Writing
Chelsea Daniels Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Clubs or Organizations
Sydney McPhail Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Clubs or Organizations
Elizabeth Chan McKinney High School McKinney TX A Clubs/Orgs Photo
Lily McClelland Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN B Clubs/Orgs Photo
Abney Garcia McKinney High School McKinney TX A Feature Photo
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Feature Photo
Ethan Schreiber Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Graphic Design
Grace Janse Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B Graphic Design
Cody Carswell Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Headlines
Lexi Harris McKinney High School McKinney TX A Headlines
Emma Hearn Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Index
Staff Texas High School Texarkana TX A index
Faith Garcia Ward Melville High School East Setauket NY A People
Viviana Garcia University Preparatory School Victorville CA B People
Addison Scarbrough Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Personality Profile
Caitlyn Krebs Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park KS A Personality Profile
Ann Nelson Big Rapids High School Big Rapids MI B Photo Illustration
Maya Weslander and Fynn Stovall Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Photo Illustration
Chloe Prudhoe Whitney High School Rocklin CA A Sports
David Grote Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B Sports
Hanna Tanner Johnston High School Johnston IA A Sports Action Photo
Liza King Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Sports Action Photo
Cassie Moseley Geneva School of boerne Boerne TX B Student Life
Sarah Jane Paddock Texas High School Texarkana TX A Student Life
Emily Blunt Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Student Life Photo
Gianna Baucage Westlake High School Austin TX A Student Life Photo
Avery Householder Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Theme Development
Emma Howard, Maya Weslander, Skylar Steichen Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Theme Development

All National Winners (Listed alphabetically by state)

NAME SCHOOL CITY STATE ENTRY CLASS CATEGORY PLACE
Hailee Music St. Clair County High School Odenville AL B Photo Illustration 3rd
Megan Lloyd Rogers High School Rogers AR A Graphic Design 2nd
Evelyn Cardona Rogers High School Rogers AR A Headlines HM
Lauren Henley Rogers High School Rogers AR A Index HM
Nicole Garcia Rogers High School Rogers AR A Student Life HM
Chloe Prudhoe Whitney High School Rocklin CA A Sports 1st
Viviana Garcia University Preparatory School Victorville CA B People 1st
David Dablo El Camino Real Charter High School Woodland Hills CA A Personality Profile 2nd
Hannah Ilao El Camino Real Charter High School Woodland Hills CA A Theme Development 2nd
Ashleigh Soto El Camino Real Charter High School Woodland Hills CA A Clubs or Organizations 3rd
Katelyn Vengersammy Whitney High School Rocklin CA A People 3rd
Viviana Garcia University Preparatory School Victorville CA B Index 3rd
Arlette Chama University Preparatory School Victorville CA B Sports Action Photo HM
Details Staff Whitney High School Rocklin CA A Student Life HM
Emily Cowles Whitney High School Rocklin CA A People HM
Ignacio Izquierdo Diaz Gulliver Preparatory School Miami FL A Student Life HM
Kathleen Lewis Gulliver Preparatory School Miami FL A Personality Profile HM
Kimberley Cruz Gulliver Preparatory School Miami FL A Academics HM
Nicole Schwyn Gulliver Preparatory School Miami FL A Academics HM
Valentina Graziosi Gulliver Preparatory School Miami FL A Academics HM
Addison Scarbrough Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Personality Profile 1st
Avery Householder Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Theme Development 1st
Chelsea Daniels Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Clubs or Organizations 1st
Cody Carswell Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Headlines 1st
Elliot Scarbrough Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Academics 1st
Emma Hearn Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Index 1st
Michelle Quan Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah GA B Advertising 1st
Chelsea Daniels Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Student Life 2nd
Emma Beasley Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Academics 2nd
Michelle Quan Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah GA B Advertising 2nd
Madeline O’Connell The King’s Academy Woodstock GA B Clubs or Organizations 3rd
Madeline O’Connell & Abby Bryant The King’s Academy Woodstock GA B Theme Development 3rd
Michelle Quan Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah GA B Advertising 3rd
Sandra Sanders Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah GA B Graphic Design 3rd
Taylor Bandy Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Personality Profile 3rd
Taylor Bandy Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Sports 3rd
Andrew Lang Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Student Life HM
Elliot Scarbrough Calvary Day School Savannah GA B People HM
Emma Beasley Calvary Day School Savannah GA B People HM
Kameron Johnson Academy for Classical Education Macon GA B Clubs or Organizations HM
Kate Minnis Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah GA B Student Life HM
Olivia Dusterdieck Calvary Day School Savannah GA B Sports HM
Riya Patel Savannah Christian Preparatory School Savannah GA B Clubs or Organizations HM
Hanna Tanner Johnston High School Johnston IA A Sports Action Photo 1st
Will Burch Johnston High School Johnston IA A Caption Writing 1st
Jordyn Cimmiyotti Johnston High School Johnston IA A Academic Photos 2nd
Will Burch Johnston High School Johnston IA A Caption Writing 2nd
Sierrah Mangra-Dutcher Johnston High School Johnston IA A Sports Action Photo HM
Megan Spoerlein Huntley High School Huntley IL A Sports Action Photo HM
Tori Smolen Huntley High School Huntley IL A Student Life Photo HM
Carey Scott Munster High School Munster IN A Student Life HM
Demetrios Fotopoulos Munster High School Munster IN A Sports HM
Elizabeth Fonseca Munster High School Munster IN A Student Life Photo HM
Gracie Nichols Carmel High School Carmel IN A Index HM
Sydney Pastor Munster High School Munster IN A Clubs or Organizations HM
Caitlyn Krebs Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park KS A Personality Profile 1st
Emma Howard, Maya Weslander, Skylar Steichen Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Theme Development 1st
Ethan Schreiber Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Graphic Design 1st
Madison Kunze Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park KS A Advertising 1st
Maya Weslander and Fynn Stovall Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Photo Illustration 1st
Allana Mellinger Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Headlines 2nd
Macy Saulsbury Blue Valley West High School Overland Park KS A Photo Illustration 2nd
Tatum Schuerman Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Student Life 2nd
Carly Liggett Blue Valley High School Stilwell KS A Academics 3rd
Elyzebeth Workman Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Clubs/Orgs Photo 3rd
Ethan Schreiber Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Headlines 3rd
Katelyn Foster Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park KS A Sports 3rd
Yearbook Staff Blue Valley High School Stilwell KS A Graphic Design 3rd
Alison Tinberg Blue Valley High School Stilwell KS A Sports Action Photo HM
Ella Peters Blue Valley West High School Overland Park KS A Student Life HM
Emily Vossen Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park KS A Student Life HM
Emma Howard & Maya Weslander Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Clubs or Organizations HM
Emma Howard & Noah Ginsberg Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Student Life HM
Ethan Schreiber Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Graphic Design HM
Gabrielle Arnett Blue Valley High School Stilwell KS A Sports HM
Katie Herndon and Emily Runge Blue Valley Northwest High School Overland Park KS A Theme Development HM
Katie Pratt Blue Valley West High School Overland Park KS A Sports HM
Matthew Bustamante Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Sports HM
Maya Weslander Lawrence High School Lawrence KS A Sports HM
Tatum Goetting Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A people HM
Tatum Schuerman Shawnee Mission Northwest High School Shawnee KS A Clubs or Organizations HM
Keri Phillips DuPont Manual High School Louisville KY A Index HM
Hilton Eymard Catholic High School Baton Rouge LA A Sports Action Photo HM
Hilton Eymard Catholic High School Baton Rouge LA A Sports HM
Ann Nelson Big Rapids High School Big Rapids MI B Photo Illustration 1st
Anthony Berkimer Eisenhower High School Shelby Twp MI A Advertising 2nd
Emma Myny Eisenhower High School Shelby Twp MI A Advertising 3rd
Hannah Orourke Big Rapids High School Big Rapids MI B Clubs or Organizations HM
Madison Bubp Northwest High School Jackson MI A Caption Writing HM
Reece Gutierrez Big Rapids High School Big Rapids MI B Sports HM
Retrospective Staff Northwest High School Jackson MI A Theme Development HM
Lily McClelland Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN B Clubs/Orgs Photo 1st
Anna Noble Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN B Feature Photo 2nd
Josh St. Andrew Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN B Student Life Photo 2nd
Stella Berlin Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN B Academic Photos 3rd
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Feature Photo 1st
Devin Duffie Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Academic Photos 1st
Emily Blunt Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Student Life Photo 1st
Liza King Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Sports Action Photo 1st
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Photo Illustration 2nd
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Clubs/Orgs Photo 2nd
Drew Clutes Kirkwood High School Kirkwood MO A Feature Photo 2nd
Grace Manion Kirkwood High School Kirkwood MO A Sports 2nd
Alesia Eaton Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Caption Writing 3rd
Allison Jones Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Clubs/Orgs Photo 3rd
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Sports Action Photo 3rd
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Feature Photo 3rd
Ashton Estill Timberland High School Wentzville MO A Clubs or Organizations HM
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Sports Action Photo HM
Dacie Ritch Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Academic Photos HM
Emily Blunt Richland R-1 High School Essex MO B Sports Action Photo HM
Hayla Brooks Rockwood Summit High School Fenton MO A Sports Action Photo HM
Sarah Lovett Kirkwood High School Kirkwood MO A Sports Action Photo HM
Zoe Milonas Rockwood Summit High School Fenton MO A Sports Action Photo HM
Nathan Hughes Davidson Day School Davidson NC B Student Life HM
Alyssa Rasp Communications High School Wall NJ B Student Life Photo 3rd
Mariah Vasquez Tucumcari High School Tucumcari NM B Graphic Design 2nd
Mariah Vasquez Tucumcari High School Tucumcari NM B Sports HM
Camryn Zezelic Ward Melville High School East Setauket NY A Academic Photos 1st
Faith Garcia Ward Melville High School East Setauket NY A People 1st
Faith Garcia Ward Melville High School East Setauket NY A People 2nd
Grace Boyle Ward Melville High School East Setauket NY A Student Life HM
Kayla Zorn Ward Melville High School East Setauket NY A People HM
Chloe Saul Antwerp Local School Antwerp OH B Sports Action Photo 2nd
Chloe Saul Antwerp Local School Antwerp OH B Theme Development 2nd
CJ Hilgaertner Tigard High school Tigard OR A Student Life Photo 3rd
Riley Young Tigard High School Tigard OR A Feature Photo HM
Abby Heit Norwin High School North Huntingdon PA A Student Life Photo HM
Rebecca Fickel Big Spring High School Newville PA A Academic Photos HM
Sydney McPhail Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Clubs or Organizations 1st
Hope Lanier Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Academics 2nd
Katie Maxon Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Photo Illustration 3rd
Abbie Reynolds Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Academic Photos HM
Alex Kokinakis Wando high School Mount Pleasant SC A Clubs or Organizations HM
Erin O’Leary Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Student Life HM
Legare Kerrison Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Graphic Design HM
Nathan Fasanaro Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Student Life HM
Sydney McPhail Wando High School Mount Pleasant SC A Clubs or Organizations HM
Laura Finley Hasenbank Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Caption Writing 1st
Gabriel Dickey Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Headlines 2nd
Grafton Brittle Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Sports 2nd
Lexie Vinson Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Academic Photos 2nd
Lexie Vinson Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Caption Writing 2nd
Camille Klausner Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Student Life 3rd
Dalton Posey Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Academics 3rd
Katelyn White Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Headlines 3rd
Alison Korn Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Sports HM
Camille Klausner Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B Student Life HM
Gabriel Dickey Christ Presbyterian Academy Nashville TN B People HM
Abney Garcia McKinney High School McKinney TX A Feature Photo 1st
Cassie Moseley Geneva School of boerne Boerne TX B Student Life 1st
David Grote Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B Sports 1st
Elizabeth Chan McKinney High School McKinney TX A Clubs/Orgs Photo 1st
Gianna Baucage Westlake High School Austin TX A Student Life Photo 1st
Grace Janse Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B Graphic Design 1st
Kayla Teague, Cayli Clack Texas High School Texarkana TX A Academics 1st
Lexi Harris McKinney High School McKinney TX A Headlines 1st
Sarah Jane Paddock Texas High School Texarkana TX A Student Life 1st
Staff Texas High School Texarkana TX A index 1st
Aimee Metzger Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B People 2nd
Alexa Gurley Langham Creek High School Houston TX A Clubs or Organizations 2nd
Alyssa Purpura Aledo High School Aledo TX A Clubs/Orgs Photo 2nd
Aric Shah Westlake High School Austin TX A Sports Action Photo 2nd
Cassie Moseley Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B Personality Profile 2nd
Iris Valles Buffalo High Shool Buffalo TX B Clubs or Organizations 2nd
Jordan Wheeler Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B Index 2nd
Mariana Ramirez McKinney High School McKinney TX A Student Life Photo 2nd
Sydney Caldwell McKinney High School McKinney TX A Index 2nd
Claire Kennedy Aledo High School Aledo TX A Personality Profile 3rd
David Grote Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B People 3rd
Ella Jane Larrimer McCallum High School Austin TX A Index 3rd
Gianna Baucage Westlake High School Austin TX A Student Life 3rd
Kaitlyn Rogers Texas High School Texarkana TX A Sports Action Photo 3rd
Melanie Russell McKinney High School McKinney TX A Feature Photo 3rd
Melanie Russell McKinney High School McKinney TX A Academic Photos 3rd
Mia Benge, Sydney Miner, Megan Bonsall, Felicity Shelton, Katelyn Tschoerner, Tessa Balderrama Cedar Park High School Cedar Park TX A Theme Development 3rd
Mira MacLaurin McCallum High School Austin TX A Caption Writing 3rd
Aden Lantos McKinney High School McKinney TX A Sports Action Photo HM
Alyssa Purpura Aledo High School Aledo TX A Feature Photo HM
Caera Learmonth Westwood High School Austin TX A Sports Action Photo HM
Caleb Melville McCallum High School Austin TX A Sports Action Photo HM
Cort Rainwater Texas High School Texarkana TX A Sports HM
Cristian Navarrete Haltom High School Haltom City TX A Clubs or Organizations HM
Everest Maher Westlake High School Austin TX A Feature Photo HM
Haley Wood Texas High School Texarkana TX A Student Life HM
Hannah Zuniga McCallum High School Austin TX A Sports HM
Holland Rainwater Texas High School Texarkana TX A Student Life Photo HM
Jaqueline Gonzalez Cypress Falls High School Houston TX A Clubs or Organizations HM
Jazlyn Early Buffalo High School Buffalo TX B Student Life HM
Jim McFarland Westlake High School Austin TX A Academics HM
Karina Kumar Westlake High School Austin TX A Clubs/Orgs Photo HM
Katelyn Tschoerner Cedar Park High School Cedar Park TX A Sports HM
Kimberly Cochrane McCallum High School Austin TX A Student Life HM
Kris Robledo Westlake High School Austin TX A Sports HM
Landry Raymond McKinney High School McKinney TX A Student Life Photo HM
Leah Anderson Westlake High School Austin TX A academics HM
Leah Boatman McKinney High School McKinney TX A Personality Profile HM
Lexi Harris McKinney High School McKinney TX A Caption Writing HM
Lilian Kent McKinney High School McKinney TX A Academic Photos HM
Margaret Vina Geneva School of Boerne Boerne TX B Sports HM
Marissa Powell Aledo High School Aledo TX A Clubs/Orgs Photo HM
Meredith Green, Caort Rainwater Texas High School Texarkana TX A Academics HM
Rose Armstrong Westlake High School Austin TX A Sports HM
Sophie Ryland McCallum High School Austin TX A Personality Profile HM
Steve Feuay Haltom High School Haltom City TX A Clubs/Orgs Photo HM
Zoe Rivers Klein Cain High School Houston TX A Sports Action Photo HM