FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth High School’s 2010-2011 yearbook has earned a gold medal from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association,
Scoring 800 out of 1,000 points, the book also received average to above average scores in categories including photography, theme concept and writing.
The staff also entered individual categories which will be awarded in April 2012.
The Yearbook class started with only four students at the beginning of the 2010- 2011 school year, but grew to 28 students by the end of the first semester, Having made an impression, it welcomed more than 50 new students for the 2011-12 school year.
With the larger class, the staff is now focused on making the book a tradition at the high school.
Advisor Alexis Bunka said that buying a yearbook has not been a tradition over the past few years but she hopes to see the program continue to grow as more students see the value of buying a yearbook and preserving history.
The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association was founded in 1921 and is housed in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. As a service organization, its mission is to work with teachers and students to improve student media. — R.S.