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Secondary Yearbook Honoured in North American Competition

Burnaby North Secondary’s 2019-2020 yearbook entitled “Curiosity” captured one of the first-place titles in an annual North American-wide competition, earning the top scoring honour of First Place with Special Merit.

Recognized by the American Scholastic Association, the yearbook captures the school year both before and after the changes brought by COVID-19, including portraits of students in what they had intended to wear to prom.

The content was curated and created by a class of Grade 11 and 12 students under the guidance of their teacher, Stella Teng-Davis. She and her students are regularly recognized in the contest for their work – leading Burnaby North Principal Dave Rawnsley to describe her as “somewhat of a legend in this regard.”

Ms Teng-Davis:

For eight out of nine yearbooks we’ve placed either First Place or First Place with Special Merit, and for the past three years it’s been First Place with Special Merit.”

Only those school publications with special and outstanding design and content may receive a First Place with Special Merit. Each year, hundreds of schools across North America enter the contest, with their yearbooks scored on a point system.

A full list of winners can be found here (click on top-scoring yearbooks for 2020).


Posted April 2021