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Rocklin High's yearbook earns accolades

Book's cover design earns top honor
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Book’s cover design earns top honor Rocklin High School’s yearbook, Tonitrus, has earned several prestigious titles and accolades for its content and design. The book’s theme, “hands,” earned second place for theme development at the JEA-Northern California State Competition. Inspired by editors Nicole Hutak and Alicia Philips, the theme was reflected through the cover, end sheets, openers, and dividers of the book. Hutak’s cover earned top honors for the book’s unique cover design, which featured numerous student responses to the prompt “Rocklin High is….” on the front and “Rocklin is…” on the back. On the bottom of each corresponding side, the cover said “On the other hand, it’s only high school” and “on the other hand, it’s only a city.” The cover also featured one rectangular collage of photos, the largest being a group of students who extended their arms to form a pile of hands in the center of the photo. This year’s book sold 1,325 copies. Photojournalists Jamie Nakagawa and Kristen Meadows ranked honorable mention out of 8,000 entries for their photo in the Jostens photo contest. Other photojournalism awards were presented to Emily Brown, Mariah Steinmetz, and Mikaela Yerkes (third place in sports coverage). Janis Chung’s specialty spread and Marina Kosturos’ sports photography both placed second. Rocklin High’s yearbook advisor is Casey Nichols. ~ Staff report