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Princeton, Clayton school yearbook staffs honored in Herff Jones 'Portfolio'

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Yearbook printer Heff Jones has recognized the Princeton High and Clayton High yearbook staffs for the quality of their work.

The schools are featured in the latest edition of “Portfolio,” a compilation showcasing best-in-class yearbook work from students across North America.

Princeton High School was recognized for innovations and Clayton High was chosen for themes and covers.

“We are thrilled each year to see our students continuously redefine the yearbook landscape, and we are especially honored to showcase their achievement and creativity,” Kelly Crouch, vice president of yearbook sales for Herff Jones, said in a news release.

The book of exemplary yearbooks features 420 school annuals from the thousands of yearbooks printed by Indianapolis-based Herff Jones.

Fourteen North Carolina schools were recognized, including Farmville Central High School in Pitt County, honored for features and profiles, and Fike High School in Wilson County, chosen for its themes and cover.

Yearbooks selected for “Portfolio” were judged by industry experts on design and storytelling, the company said. Twenty-four middle school and 396 high school yearbook staffs were recognized.

“No longer scrapbooks of yesterday, our students are tackling social issues and telling stories with impact and meaning,” Crouch said. “The Herff Jones ‘Portfolio’ recognizes and celebrates this new kind of storytelling.”

Each of the 420 schools whose work was chosen received a printed copy of “Portfolio.” The featured material is also available online at