‘Pacificus’ continues excellence


Alex Rasmussen

Members of last year’s yearbook staff pose with one of their awards and the yearbook that won it. This year, the Pacificus won first place again in the American Scholastic Press Association’s yearbook competition.

Pacificus, JC’s yearbook, has once again achieved first place in the American Scholastic Press Association’s yearbook competition. This awards is given to yearbooks that show “excellence in writing, photography and design.”

“It makes me really proud. We followed a similar plan that we’ve done in the past,” faculty moderator Christine Zurkowski said. According to Zurkowski, one of the main reasons why they won was a talented staff.

“It makes us keep wanting to do well and win another year,” Lexi Young, this year’s junior editor and a member of last year’s staff, said.

“One of the recommendations that the program told us to work on is more faculty , but we think that the yearbook should be focused on the students,” Zurkowski said.

This is not the first time that the Pacificus has won high awards. According to Zurkowski, under former moderator Michael Shupe the yearbook has won this award “for the last several years.”

The Pacificus staff wants to continue this tradition. “We will win again,” Young said.

Mitch Hopkins is a News Editor for the Patriot and jcpatriot.com.