2019-2020 Indian Call yearbook wins Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s All-Kansas Award


Leah Legleiter hands a yearbook to senior Miles Keller during yearbook distribution this year. The yearbook received the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s All Kansas Award.

Last year’s Indian Call yearbook recently received the All-Kansas Award.

“The All-Kansas Award is an award given by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) to publications that rate highly in at least three of the five areas that are critiqued,” instructor Jessica Augustine said.

Those five areas are: concept, coverage, design, photography and writing. Last year’s yearbook earned All-Kansas ratings in all five of the five categories.

While Augustine said she has high expectations for the staff each year, last year, she was especially impressed with the dedication shown during quarantine.

“Having to finish that book remotely – with all the technology problems we dealt with – it could have been a disaster of a book,” Augustine said. “We had to cut down 16 pages because of the lack of spring sports, we had to reorganize page numbers on the pages that we had already submitted and we had to find new ideas for a couple of spreads. The credit really goes to the staff members for figuring that out during the whole pandemic quarantine.”

Those staff members included the following:

Editor-in-Chief: senior Emma Pfannenstiel

Copy Editors: sophomore Jersey Johnson and senior Grace Moroni

Design Editor: senior Paige Polifka-Denson

Managing Editor: junior Erica Malleck

Photography Editor: junior Grace Desbien

Technology Editor: sophomore Aaliyah Neuberger

Student Life Section Editor: senior Cassidy Prough

Organizations Section Editor: sophomore Kassidy Bergling

People Section Editor: junior Hope Schumacher

Academics Section Editor: senior Shannon Smith (first semester)

Athletics Section Editor: junior Fernando Zarate

Reference Section Editor: sophomore Katie Tinkel

Staff Reporter: sophomore Leah Legleiter (second semester)

“I was so happy when I found out that we had won All-Kansas,” Pfannenstiel said. “We put a lot of work into that book, especially with COVID shutting everything down. It felt good to be recognized for everything the team did.”