For the first time the Palos Verdes High School yearbook was chosen for a Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

The PV High Triton yearbook was one of nearly 1,200 student publications considered for the award, which is granted based on feedback from a panel of judges at Columbia University. Judges award the prize based on overall excellence of the publication, and consider factors including design, photography and concept.

The PVHS yearbook staff will receive either a Gold or Silver Crown award at a March ceremony in New York, although they won’t know which they’ve won until then.

The yearbook is staffed by 70 students and advised by Susan Pavelka, who has headed the program for more than 10 years. The publication and its staff members have received various other awards, including 10 for photography and writing at a recent Journalism Education Association competition.

- Cynthia Washicko

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