Yearbook: National Program of Excellence Award


Collaboration and creativity are two very important things when it comes to success and innovation. Creativity can help with making new ideas, unique solutions for problems, and even different approaches to challenges. With the skill of creativity, people can think outside the box and come up with innovative ideas/plans. Collaboration is also a crucial skill for people to have because it allows people from diverse backgrounds with different perspectives to come together and create a much more effective solution. Working with one another allows people to draw from everyone’s strengths and come up with ideas or solutions as a group that they wouldn’t have been able to come up with individually.

The Yearbook class at ACP is a great example of how creativity and collaboration can come together and produce something wonderful and useful. This year’s yearbook staff have worked hard all year long to create the 2022-2023 yearbook, and their work has most definitely paid off. Over the span of the year, the staff has not only created the yearbook, but they have also accumulated memories that will last them a lifetime. 

I was able to talk to a few of the staff members and ask them what their favorite thing about yearbook was, and here are their answers:

Evie Henry- “Yearbook has been an exceptional experience for me to gain new skills, connect with friends, and practice my passion for graphic design! Shoutout to Caitlin for being there for me always!”

Jillian Douglas- “My favorite thing about yearbook is being able to work on a team and explore new fields of art! As chief editor next year, it is my goal to make the 2023-2024 school year as memorable as it can be!”

Rush Henry- “One of the things I love about yearbook is the ability to collaborate and solve problems with a group of people.”

Caitlin Soelberg- “What I love most about the yearbook is how unified our class is. Being able to come to school every day with a smile on my face the minute I enter Mrs. Patterson’s classroom always motivates me to put in the most effort in representing our student body. Shoutout to THE middle table that makes yearbook what it is!”

Jason Brown- “What I like about yearbook is the opportunity to take pictures at school events and grow in my craft, as well as practice the social aspect of going up and asking to take peoples’ pictures”

Additionally, the yearbook this year won gold in the National Yearbook Program of Excellence from Jostens. This is the 3rd time that the ACP yearbook program has won gold, and it truly is an amazing feat! Alongside this year’s yearbook winning the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award, the ACP yearbook from last year was featured in this year’s Jostens Look Book.

This year’s yearbook is definitely going to be one to remember. Congratulations to all of the yearbook staff members and to Mrs. Patterson for working so hard and creating such an amazing book! Don’t forget to strive for the impossible and be extraordinary, Go Knights!