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YEARBOOK AWARD

School Board President Kevin White, far left, and Superintendent Annette Deuman, far right, with members of the Columbus High School yearbook staff who were recognized at Monday's school board meeting. From left are: Sarah Zittel, adviser Jolene Schwoerer, Mikayla Armatoski, Brianna Farrington, Carlie Brunell, Kayla Hein and Natalie Derr.

The 2015-16 Columbus High School yearbook staff earned a National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award from Jostens, the nation’s largest publisher of high school yearbooks.

Jolene Schwoerer, Columbus High School art teacher and yearbook adviser, and six of the yearbook staff members were on hand at Monday’s school board meeting, where they were recognized for their accomplishments.

Out of 200 schools in the region, only four earned the National Yearbook Program of Excellence honor, Schwoerer said.

The award is based on coverage (getting all students in the book at least three times), sales (selling the book to 70 percent of the student body) and meeting deadlines.

Columbus High School sold 253 yearbooks during 2015-16.

The cover of the yearbook was designed by student Natalie Derr in Photoshop.

Jostens sent the CHS yearbook staff a banner, plaque and certificate in recognition of their work.