Updated March 29, 2001

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Congratulations to Lynn Strauss and Ceniad Staff

While the district enjoys Spring Break, East Lansing High School faculty member Lynn Strauss will be in San Francisco accepting the Journalism Education Association Distinguished Adviser Award at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association's Spring Convention for her work as faculty advisor to the Ceniad, the high school's nationally acclaimed yearbook.

Under Lynn's guidance, the Ceniad has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top yearbooks in the nation, and competes against college and university publications as well as secondary level annuals. In fact, out of thousands of North American examples, the 2000 Ceniad was chosen as 1 of the 14 "best" yearbook examples for inclusion in a packaged set that publisher Herff Jones promotes to assist schools and universities in enhancing their yearbooks.

Some of the recognitions awarded to the 2000 Ceniad include: a Spartan Award from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association and a Silver Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The book also won Best of Show at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Fall Convention in Kansas City - an on-the-spot contest for yearbooks. Pacemaker Finalist with the National Scholastic Press Association, to be announced April 7 at the spring convention. While the award descriptions do not begin to convey the levels of achievements that the awards represent, these Ceniad recognitions represent the top journalism/yearbook achievements in the field, typically the top 1% - 3% in North America.

In addition, the extensive list of awards and recognitions that the Ceniad has received over the past several years alone is astounding. The Ceniad is truly an East Lansing Public Schools' treasure.

Please join the district in congratulating Lynn on her outstanding achievement and recognition, as well as the recognition and status that her guidance has brought to the yearbook program, high school and district.