Yearbooks earn national recognition


Schools around the world produce yearbooks annually, and McIntosh High’s “The Legend” yearbook ranks among the best of the best. For the third year in a row, The Legend has been featured in the Jostens Look Book.

The 2020 McIntosh yearbook is featured in the 2021 Jostens Look Book.

Of the tens of thousands of yearbooks, Jostens publishes around the world, only 460 appear in the annual Look Book, a comprehensive publication of the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. Beyond that, only 131 covers were selected for 2020, and The Legend, a 2020 Jostens National Program of Excellence, was honored for its cover for the first time.

Despite uncertain circumstances, the staff produced a top-notch product, even turning to Zoom to finish the book.

“Under the leadership of Jaylen Smith, Rachel Edge, Natalie Spellman, Aspen Ricca, Grant White, Orla Fennel, Savannah O’Connor, Sophia Campbell, Annisten Leone, Maggie Jo Dattilo, and Caroline Kimmel, the 2020 Legend yearbook met 100 percent of its publication deadlines and met the final deadline despite the governor closing schools two weeks before the book was due,” said MHS Legend adviser Shanon Woolf.

Yearbooks from Starr’s Mill High, Whitewater High, and JC Booth Middle are also featured in this year’s Look Book.

The Legend staff (and staffers meeting from home) with the 2020 yearbook and the 2021 Look Book.