Oakville High yearbook wins prestigious national award from Scholastic Press Association

The 2011 Oakville High School DVD yearbook supplement is the recipient of the National Scholastic Press Association’s highest honor — a 2012 Pacemaker Award.

The Pacemaker Awards in each category of this year’s awards program were announced at the Spring National Journalism Convention, which took place April 14 and April 15 in Seattle, Wash.

“This is a great honor for our program,” OHS journalism adviser Jeff Kuchno stated in a district news release. “I am very proud of the work my students put into producing a collection of visual stories that have earned national recognition.”

Oakville High School is one of only three schools across the country to earn a 2012 Pacemaker Award in the Digital Yearbook Category. This year marks the first time in school history the OHS yearbook program has been recognized with a Pacemaker Award.

The award-winning Tiger Paw DVD supplement was produced by members of the OHS broadcast program. Senior Ryan Huegerich and 2011 graduate Eric Lehr served as editors.