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Good Hope Middle School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

Posted Date: 05/23/2024

Good Hope Middle School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

Good Hope Middle School’s yearbook, Allegiance, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the Jostens Look Book 2024, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and inclusivity. The Jostens Look Book is a collection of outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, beautiful designs, relevant coverage of school events, meaningful storytelling, and stunning photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the work of the students who created the yearbook over the course of 6-12 months. Through it, they chronicle the experiences, stories, and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year. 

The Allegiance was created by staff members: Julie Ezell, Brylin Florentine, Ashtyn Meggs, Elly Semmes, and Abigail Williams under the direction of Sonya Hogg, Good Hope Middle School yearbook adviser. 

"It is a great honor to be recognized nationally by Jostens for the past five years. The yearbook is a great responsibility for middle school students, and I am proud of the hard work they put into the book to meet deadlines, meet sales expectations, and put together a book worthy of national recognition!” 

The Good Hope Middle School Allegiance was one of only 480 yearbooks selected from nearly one thousand yearbooks submitted. The 2024 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 320-page Look Book 2024. 

“The Jostens Look Book showcases the hard work and dedication of students who tell the story of the school year through photos and words. It is their collaboration and communication, as well as creative thinking in challenging situations, that results in the fine designs shown in this book,” said Kristen Scott, Yearbook Marketing Manager at Jostens. “We are very proud to celebrate the ability of this country’s future leaders and communicators by showcasing their sophisticated designs and photography.” 

Sonya Hogg and her yearbook staff received a copy of the Jostens Look Book 2024 with a plaque and banner from Jostens to recognize their outstanding achievement.  


The Jostens Look Book is rated as the #1 resource by Jostens yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative design and coverage ideas, trends and inspiration. The Look Book complements and, Jostens online destinations for yearbook creation ideas. 

About Allegiance 

The Allegiance was first printed in 2003 after Good Hope Middle School opened its doors in the fall of 2002. The word Allegiance means- devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause. This book represents the loyalty that makes Good Hope Middle School a family. The Allegiance staff strives to make history by documenting events, activities, academics, sports, and people throughout the school year. The yearbook is created by students for students.  

About Jostens Yearbooks 

Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year. Jostens invests in state-of-the-art technology, best in class service, educational curriculum, and award-winning print manufacturing platforms to plan, design, build and produce yearbooks.  

About Jostens 

Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments.  Jostens serves markets in North America, Europe, and Asia.