The Triton Yearbook

Karen KostrencichAdvisor: Karen Kostrencich
Room: 415 (corner room by Senior Park)
Phone: 310-378-8471 Ext. 43244
[email protected]

The PVHS Triton Yearbook and Trade Winds Literary Magazine are award-winning publications produced by a student staff during class time and after school hours. For the past eight years, these publications have received national recognition including; Crown Awards from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, All-Columbian Honors from Columbia University, Gold Medalist Awards from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, First Place with Special Merit from American Scholastic Press Association, First Class and All-American Awards from the National Scholastic Press Association, Grand Prize Winner and First Place Winner from Josten’s National Yearbook Contest, and Honorable Mention from the BENNY Awards.

Student staff members have traveled to the National Journalism Education Conventions in Boston, Washington D.C., Indianapolis and most recently, Dallas. Individuals can compete at these conventions and engage in workshops and discussions with professional journalists. Adviser Ms. Pavelka also brings design artists and industry leaders to the on-campus yearbook staff camp in July for staff exposure to current trends. Editors-in-Chief, Senior Editors, and Editors attend the Jostens National Summer Yearbook Camp at the University of San Diego and an invitation only workshop in Minnesota and Chicago. For seven consecutive years the yearbook leadership team has emerged from camp with First Place Awards in Design and Business Management.

Student staff members enrolled in this course shoot and edit photographs; gather stories and quotes to write original copy and captions; work in teams to design original spreads under strict deadlines, and collaborate with one another in order to create a product worthy of Palos Verdes High School. Students learn an online yearbook design program, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and journalism basics. These courses are tiered and can be taken all four years. Both yearbook and literary publications are full-year courses.