Pictured above, clockwise from left: Editor-in-Chief Ellie Josephson with a box of 2018 yearbooks; Aliyah Petersen, Greta DuBois, Olivia Madrid and Josephson distributing yearbooks; yearbook staff members Makena Wilcox, Taylor Corkill, DuBois and Kastine Cook.

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics students and alumni recently earned first-place honors for their work to produce the 2018 issue of the school’s yearbook, Ars Longa.

VSAA is one of only three high schools from Washington state to be recognized in the yearbook division of the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual contest and review. Ars Longa also is the only Washington high school yearbook to nab first-place accolades.

Nationwide, approximately 150 schools were named first-place winners based on their style, format, content and presentability.

This is VSAA’s first yearbook award from the association.

The yearbook staff annually dedicates 170 hours to producing Ars Longa. Approximately 16 students worked on the 2018 issue. Rachel Fouts-Carrico is their adviser.