26 Apr 2021

The Bruin Yearbook featured in Herff Jones Portfolio

The 2020 Bruin yearbook “It’s in Our Nature” was honored by the publishing company Herff Jones by being included in their annual Portfolio, a nationally-distributed collection of the best of the best in yearbook design. We are thrilled to have not just one, but TWO features in this year’s volume, once for our coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the other for our opening spread featuring the 125th anniversary of Catholic High School.

The opening spread is listed as an example of how to properly tie together the theme in a yearbook. Of the spread Herff Jones wrote, “For its 125th anniversary book, the Bruin staff at Catholic High School adopted a chronological organization. When the pandemic closed school, they took the time to go back to the opening spread and tie the closure into the overall story of the year and into the theme, “It’s in our Nature.” In just an extra sentence or two, they were able to explain that resilience and banding together in tough times connected with the theme they had chosen at the start.”

Congratulations to Claudia Rumfola, Muffin Smith, and the 2020 Bruin yearbook staff on this outstanding recognition, and your excellent work with The Bruin yearbook!