Beebe High School Yearbook Earns Statewide Awards and Is Named Jostens 2019 National Yearbook Program of Excellence!

The 2019 yearbook staff competed in the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association Convention last week and received the following awards for their work on this year's yearbook!

Morgan Weithman- 1st Runner Up for Editor of the Year - 2nd place- On-site: Yearbook Sports Design - Excellent- Yearbook People/Portrait Layout - Excellent- Sports Layout - Excellent- Yearbook Special Coverage - Superior/Best of ASPA- Yearbook Student Life Layout

Tennyson Douglas- 1st runner up- Photojournalist of the Year - 3rd place- On-site: enterprise shooting-digital - Excellent- Yearbook People/portrait Layout

Isabella Davis - Excellent- Yearbook Special Coverage

Skilar Maddox - Excellent- Yearbook Academic layout - Superior/Best of ASPA- Student Life Layout

Laurel Hill- 1st Place- On-Site: Yearbook Headlines/captioning/copy editing

Staff- Honorable mention- yearbook advertising layout - Honorable Mention- Yearbook Cover Design - Honorable Mention- Yearbook Groups/Clubs layout - Honorable Mention- Yearbook Index Layout - Excellent-Yearbook Theme Development 

The yearbook is a student produced publication.  The staff of seven students put in countless hours of work to make the 276 page yearbook possible. 

The yearbook staff is also the recipient of the Jostens National Program of Excellence for the Beebe High School Yearbook!


Beebe High School program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook.


BeebeApril, 26thJostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Beebe High School’s yearbook program has been named a 2019 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes engaging yearbooks that reflect a broad representation of the student body while helping students develop 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, and information and communication technologies (ICT) literacy. 


The Beebe High School award winning yearbook program is led by Editor – Morgan Weithman, Photo Editor – Tennyson Douglas, Business Manager – Laurel Hill,  Photo Staff – Isabella Davis, Business Manager Staff – Brooklyn Russell, Staff – Skilar Maddox and Staff – Estella Cordero under the direction of Amber Chester, Badger yearbook adviser.


“The yearbook is a student publication where the students are responsible for everything from selling the books to writing stories, interviewing and photographing events.  The yearbook staff members are some of the hardest working groups on campus.  Their hard work and dedication are the reason this book was successful.”


Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall for yearbooks delivered during the school year. The Award was presented to the Beebe High School yearbook program for achieving the defined criteria in each of three following categories: creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process. 


“Jostens is proud to recognize those individuals who have acted as wonderful stewards by creating an exceptional yearbook for their school and community,” said Chuck Mooty, Jostens President and CEO. “Yearbooks are a critical part of telling a school’s story, and Jostens is dedicated to supporting yearbook staff members with state-of-the-art tools and resources that help celebrate moments that matter.”


The Beebe High School yearbook program will receive a gem-studded recognition pin and a banner to display in school, so the entire school community will be aware of the outstanding achievement.


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

Jostens is a trusted partner in the academic and achievement channel, providing products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include yearbooks, publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Founded in 1897 and based in Minneapolis, MN, Jostens is a subsidiary of Platinum Equity and can be found online at