Yearbook finalists showcase 23 Indiana schools

The 2020 yearbook Hoosier Star finalists feature 23 schools from three divisions according to school enrollment. All finalists will undergo an additional round of judging to determine the overall contest winners. Finalists will be recognized, and the winners will be announced, Friday, Oct. 23 during the morning session of the 2020 state convention at Franklin College. 


February 21, 2020

The Indiana High School Press Association is proud to announce the finalists for the yearbook Hoosier Star Award.

IHSPA provides this opportunity for annual critique as a way for staffs to gain detailed feedback about their yearbook. Because our judges are able to provide specific comments on a number of important topics, yearbook staffs can use this evaluation as a way to measure progress, discuss strengths and weaknesses and set goals for improvement. Staffs are encouraged to use this in planning their next publication.

All books achieving “superior” or “excellent” ranking based on this guidebook are considered finalists in the IHSPA Hoosier Star competition and will be recognized Friday, Oct. 23 at Franklin College during the 2020 state convention.

Yearbook Hoosier Star Finalists

*finalists are listed in alphabetical order by school name and do not indicate contest ranking

Division I (under 1,000 enrollment)

Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School – The Totem
NorthWood HS – Logue
Paoli Jr-Sr HS – Hillcrest
Scottsburg HS – Totem

Division II (1,000-2,000 enrollment)

Creekside MS – The Prowl
Evansville Reitz HS – Reflections
Greenwood Community HS – The Woodman
Munster HS – Paragon
New Albany HS – Vista
Plainfield HS – Silhouettes
Roncalli HS – Reveille
Westfield MS – The Scrapbook

Division III (above 2,000 enrollment)

Ben Davis HS – Keyhole
Carmel HS – Pinnacle
Columbus North HS – Log
Crown Point HS – Excalibur
Fishers HS – Tiger Tracks
Lake Central HS – Quiver
Noblesville HS – Shadow
Pike HS – Pike’s Peek
Southport HS – Anchor
Valparaiso HS – Valenian
Zionsville Community HS – Aerie

A separate judge evaluates all finalists to determine winners, which are announced each fall during the morning awards ceremony at the IHSPA state convention. Books earning Hoosier Star status are consistent with the IHSPA core values of truth, courage, integrity and freedom.

Those schools interested in submitting a yearbook for next year’s critique may access the entry form here.

For more information, please contact IHSPA at

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