LCPA Yearbook Wins Top Honors



Entourage Yearbooks announced their 6th Annual National Yearbook Competition awards, recognizing Lincoln College Preparatory Academy from Kansas City, MO with the distinctive 1st Place High School Overall Design award as well as the 2nd Place High School Cover Design award and an Honorable Mention award for the High School Photo category. The nationally sponsored contest, conducted by Entourage Yearbooks, judged school yearbooks in many facets including creativity, originality, and journalistic relevance. Hundreds of schools entered across all fifty states at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School level.

“I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of the schools that completed yearbooks and submitted entries into the yearbook contest this year,” said Entourage’s President Elias Jo. “Putting together a great yearbook takes a lot of time and dedication. The award winners represent schools who clearly went above and beyond on their yearbook and deserve recognition for their work. I’m personally blown away by the level of achievement this year.”

This achievement recognized Lincoln College Preparatory Academy for putting together a notable yearbook at the High School level. Their entry was submitted at the end of June 2016 and was officially awarded on November 1st, 2016. The Lincoln College Preparatory Academy yearbook was selected from hundreds of schools who submitted entries from around the country.

Jenny Raynor, yearbook advisor at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, said “I am extremely proud of every student who worked tirelessly to make the 2016 Lincolnian one of our most successful yearbooks yet. This staff went above and beyond my expectations. I am so grateful for their talents and commitment to preserving the history of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy. There is a great deal of pride and responsibility in telling the story of Lincoln. I am honored to have the opportunity to guide my students throughout the process. Each staff has set the bar higher for the next. I push them to make a beautiful book that can bring someone back in time to relive their memories. Being recognized with this award means the world to us and has motivated the 2017 staff to create an even better yearbook. We were very fortunate to have the support of Kansas City Public Schools, parents, alumni, faculty, and administration to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s fall conference in New York City and visit Entourage in Princeton. Entourage has been incredibly supportive of our school and my students. It is very evident how much each employee values education. Their passion for yearbooks is inspiring and our journalism program continues to be successful because of Entourage.”

Avery Jones, student designer, copy editor, and interviewer at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, said “ It was amazing to see all of the little ideas come together to show how our individuality and togetherness create our signature theme.” In particular, she liked the experience of “capturing all these moments so that we can reflect on them together.”

Adrianna Schoonover, student editor in chief at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, said that she felt “overwhelmed, ecstatic, and extremely thankful.” She felt “incredibly proud of the hard work” that that the team put into the creation of the yearbook and she expressed her gratitude for her team’s “creativity and work ethic.” She added that “everyone was very pleased with the outcome” and “we couldn’t have done it without our wonderful Ms. Raynor!”

More about Entourage’s National Yearbook Competition:

Started in 2011, this is the 6th year that the annual Entourage National Yearbook Competition has been held in recognition of schools with yearbooks created by students and school volunteers. To participate, schools had to submit their yearbook content into categories for overall yearbook theme, page design, photography, and cover design. This year, over 800 schools entered the competition.

Judging of the contest entries was based on a balanced rating across the dimensions of creativity, originality and journalistic relevance. Schools were judged at separate levels: Elementary, Middle School and High School. 1st through 3rd place winners in each category receive various prizes like cameras, yearbook cover upgrades, and Columbia Scholastic Press Association membership.

See the winning yearbooks by visiting the link below: