Dover High yearbook, Doverian, has made a lasting impression and earned its spot in Herff Jones’ 2014 Ideas That Fly, Volume 20 that recognizes the most elite yearbook covers, designs, coverage, photography and themes.
2014 was the first year that Dover High School offered Photo Journalism as a class. “It was such a rewarding and terrifying experience to teach the class for the first time,” stated yearbook adviser Michelle Wool.” Picking the theme and coming up with a design for the cover took the students about two weeks of discussion, collaboration, and planning. After a group of presentations the students were able to blend three of their theme ideas into one, Our Story. The students worked hard to track down each and every student and faculty and staff member in the high school to provide their signatures for the cover. The cover tells the story of us, a united, hardworking, small-town school that would do anything for anyone. Senior editor Rachel Gust stated, “Coming up with ideas for the cover was tough because we were trying to keep everyone’s interest in mind. It was fun to see everyone else’s ideas come together to be combined into one final product. I don’t think it would have been such a success without everyone’s ideas cooperation.” Dover High School Yearbook could not be more excited to have the honor of being published in Herff Jones’ Ideas That Fly.
The Doverian book was one of only 343 yearbooks chosen from the thousands printed by Herff Jones each year. The Herff Jones yearbook marketing design team designated only the top yearbook spreads, images and designs to compile the 192-page volume of Ideas That Fly.
Michelle Wool and Doverian yearbook staff received a complimentary copy of Herff Jones’ Ideas That Fly and a certificate from Herff Jones to commemorate their hard work and creative mindedness.
“It is with great pride that we showcase the work done by students in schools with which we partner,” said Bruce Harley, Director of Marketing for Herff Jones’ yearbook division. “We’re pleased to present a showcase volume that commends creativity, inspires new ideas and provides educational explanations to add value for students and advisers seeking more information about theme, design, coverage and other aspects of yearbook.”
Herff Jones’ Ideas That Fly is a selective assortment of eye-catching spreads, storytelling photos, innovative themes, stunning covers, and all concepts in between from exceptional yearbooks across North America. Not only does it showcase the crème de la crème of yearbook ingenuity, but its purpose is also to celebrate the inherent value the yearbook adds to each academic year, as well as each individual students’ experiences and milestones.
About Herff Jones, A Varsity Achievement Brand
Indianapolis-based Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation, achievement and educational products and services designed to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people. A division of Varsity Brands, Herff Jones’ products include class rings and jewelry, yearbooks, motivation and recognition tools. Focused on building long-term relationships, the professionals at Herff Jones have been helping elevate the student experience and celebrate academic milestones for nearly 95 years. For more information about Herff Jones or Varsity Brands, please visit www.yearbookdiscoveries.com, www.herffjones.com or www.varsitybrands.com.
About Varsity Brands
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation and celebrates achievement through three unique but interrelated businesses: Herff Jones, A Varsity Achievement Brand; BSN SPORTS, A Varsity Sport Brand; and Varsity Spirit. Together, these business units promote personal, school and community pride through their customizable products and programs to elementary and middle schools, high schools, and colleges and universities, as well as church organizations, professional and collegiate sports teams and corporations. With more than 4,600 employees and independent sales representatives, Varsity Brands reaches its individual and institutional customers each year via catalog, telesales, e-commerce sites and direct sales channels.