Stigler yearbook staff successful at OSSM
Stigler High School’s yearbook staff won many awards during the OSSM contest. Front row: Mitchell Bird, Jessie Bohanan, Kristin Cobbs, Mahaylee Minor and Georgia Stevens. Back row: Ireland Fizter, Breawna Starkey, Chris Morris, Arianna Eakle and Lyric “Scout” Powell.
Last year’s yearbook staff at Stigler High School participated in a contest at the Oklahoma School of Sciences and Mathematics, and went there on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Last years year book won the Charles E. “Colonel” Savedge Sweepstakes Award and the All-Oklahoman award. Yearbook Designer of the Year went to Kristin Cobbs and the Karen Beavers Yearbook Editor of the Year went to Chloe Risenhoover, both on last years yearbook staff at Stigler High School.
First place awards went to Cobbs who won for Single Ad; Georgia Stevens for Portrait Page or Spread; Hunter Crook and Stevens for Organization Spread; Crook and Mahaylee Minor for Multi-Topic Spread; Cobbs and Risenhoover won for Folios, Informational Graphic, Theme Development and Design, Index, Packaging and Structure, Cover and First Impression and Photo Illustration.
Second place winners included Cobbs and Risenhoover for Headline Writing and Environmental Portrait. Minor for Feature Presentation. Risenhoover for Academic Photo.
Third place winners were Minor and Stevens for Caption Writing. Alyssa Xiong for Organization Story. Crook and Minor for Sports Spread. Cobbs and Risenhoover for Theme Development and Copy, Endsheets and Headline Design.
Minor was given Honorable Mention for Student Life Story.
Risenhoover stated, “I didn’t think this book would be as good as what it is, so I was really proud that and of everyone who helped out.”
Stevens stated that she didn’t think she would win anything because she’s not in yearbook this year. “But to come out with three awards was a big confidence boost for me.” She said.
Alyssa Xiong stated, “The stories were the hardest part of piecing it together, but we had such an amazing staff that came together and helped out.”
“I was the Assistant Editor of last year’s book,” commented Minor. “We put a lot of hard work into this book and coming home with 22 individual awards—26 awards in all—was amazing. I spent hours after school, coming in to work on this book and it’s just a really big accomplishment for me.”
Ethan Jarvis, the youngest person on last year’s yearbook staff, commented, “Last year’s book was the highest rated to come out of Stigler and the highest rated out of all the schools who applied at OSSM.”
Mitchell Bird, head of the yearbook staff at Stigler High School, could not be prouder of his staff.