MCPS Named Jostens 2021 National Yearbook Program of Excellence

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School program recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook.

(MONTGOMERY)(10/25/21)Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s yearbook program has achieved the Jostens 2021 National Yearbook Program of Excellence award at the Bronze Level. 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 Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s award-winning yearbook program is led by Allie Berg and Matthew Barranco, Editors in Chief, under the direction of Sinead Turner, Montgomery Catholic’s high school yearbook adviser.

Mrs. Turner praised her staff’s work, saying, “This was my first year guiding this program, and I couldn’t be more proud of the efforts of my staff–especially Allie and Matthew–and of the product that we put together.”

Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence Awards are presented twice a year, in spring and in fall based on the yearbook’s arrival date at the school. The award was presented to the Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s high school yearbook program for achieving defined criteria in between one and three of the 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 created an exceptional yearbook for their school and community,” said Tammy Whitaker, Jostens VP and COO Yearbook Division. “These schools did an exceptional job on multiple levels, despite the challenges presented by this school year. Yearbooks are a critical part of capturing and telling a school’s story, and Jostens is dedicated to supporting yearbook staff members as they do their important work.”

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 Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School

Founded in 1873, and the longest continuously running non-public K-12 school in the State of Alabama, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School is a regional K3-12 college preparatory school whose Catholic mission calls us to an inclusive admission process. Serving the Catholic parishes of the Montgomery metro area in the Archdiocese of Mobile, we welcome students of all faiths to apply to our program.

Montgomery Catholic offers comprehensive college-preparatory academics, award-winning athletic, music, robotics, and fine arts programs, enhanced with the integration of religious and moral principles. You can be confident that you are making the best choice for your child’s private school education from grades K3 through 12.

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

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