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West High Among Best Yearbooks in Country

Parkway West High School’s yearbook, PAWESEHI, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.

The Jostens Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. Along with design excellence, the annually published Look Book honors the important role well-crafted yearbooks play in helping schools chronicle the experiences, stories and achievements most relevant to students and that academic year.

The PAWESEHI was created by Editor In Chief Abby Narishkin and Design Editor Megan Reilly under the direction of Debra Klevens Parkway West High School’s yearbook adviser.

“Our staff continues to offer the student body a phenomenal product that they will enjoy for years to come. I am grateful that Jostens recognized my students talents again this year,” Klevens said.

The Parkway West High School PAWESEHI was one of only 426 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000. The 2014 panel of judges, comprised of nationally recognized scholastic journalism professionals and award-winning yearbook advisers, selected the best examples of yearbook spreads and covers to make up the 352-page 2014 Look Book.

“Yearbooks are unique, limited edition books created by students to capture the stories and events for all of the school’s students and Jostens is proud to celebrate the yearbook tradition and the 426 yearbooks selected for the 2014 Jostens Look Book, said John Dalke, editor. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”


The PAWESESHI yearbook program has two production classes of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors guided by student editors. There are approximately 45 students contributing to the creative process. The Yearbook is a self-supporting, student-run academic endeavor.