Vincent J.Gallagher Middle Receives Two Distinguishing Awards in National Yearbook Competition

Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School Awarded First Place for Book Design and Second Place for Cover Design in National Yearbook Competition
Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School Receives Two Distinguishing Awards
Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School Receives Two Distinguishing Awards
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PRINCETON, N.J. - Dec. 12, 2017 - PRLog -- Entourage Yearbooks announced their 7th Annual National Yearbook Competition awards, recognizing Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School in Smithfield, Rhode Island with the distinctive First Place for Book Design and Second Place for Cover Design.  The nationally sponsored contest conducted by Entourage Yearbooks judges school yearbooks in many facets including creativity, originality, and journalistic relevance.  Hundreds of schools enter across all fifty states at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School level.

"I'd like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of the schools that completed yearbooks and submitted entries into the yearbook contest this year," said Entourage's President Elias Jo. "Putting together a great yearbook takes a lot of time and dedication.  The award winners represent schools who clearly went above and beyond on their yearbook and deserve recognition for their hard work.  I'm personally blown away by the level of achievement this year."

This achievement recognizes Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School for putting together a notable yearbook at the Middle School level.  Their entries were submitted at the end of June 2017 and were officially awarded on November 1st, 2017.  The Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School yearbook was selected from hundreds of schools who had submitted entries from around the country.

Mark Sylvestre and Jane Ramos, yearbook advisors at Vincent J. Gallagher Middle School, said "This was our first year working with Entourage Yearbooks. It truly means a lot to us to receive recognition for our hard work and attention to detail. It is nice to know that others appreciated the theme we chose (based on the names of our teams of students) and noticed it throughout the yearbook.  Our principal announced our achievement during a whole school assembly and the faculty, staff, and students cheered and clapped.  Although many of the students involved with the creation of the winning yearbook have moved on to our high school, they are excited that their work was recognized.  Each time they think about their middle school yearbook, they will be reminded of this recognition. Receiving this award will push us to continue to produce the best quality yearbook for the community of Gallagher Middle School families. The yearbook program has had a positive impact on our school community.  The yearbook program allows students who may not be interested in other activities, like sports or music, a creative outlet.   It is a time for students to get together, be creative, and produce a tangible item that benefits the whole school body and that many will treasure for years to come.  The excitement on students' faces when they finally see their hard work in print is priceless. "

Started in 2011, this is the 7th year that the annual Entourage National Yearbook Competition has been held in recognition of schools with yearbooks created by students and school volunteers. To participate, schools had to submit their yearbook content into categories for overall yearbook theme, page design, photography, and cover design.  This year, over 800 schools entered the competition.

Judging of the contest entries was based on a balanced rating across the dimensions of creativity, originality and journalistic relevance. Schools were judged at separate levels: Elementary, Middle School and High School. 1st through 3rd place winners in each category receive various prizes like cameras, yearbook cover upgrades, and Columbia Scholastic Press Association membership.

See the winning yearbooks by visiting the link below:

About Entourage Yearbooks:

Founded in 2006, Entourage Yearbooks provides yearbooks to over 4,000 schools across the US and in 18 countries around the world.  Entourage's unique collaborative yearbook technologies and industry leading production times has made the company one of the fastest growing in the country, recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as the 17th fastest growing private education company in the US.

For more information about Entourage Yearbooks, visit
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