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Rockbridge County High School yearbook wins national prizes

Published: Jan. 27, 2021 at 7:10 PM EST
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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Rockbridge County High School’s yearbook has won an unexpected national prize.

The 2020 “Trivium” yearbook was hoping to repeat getting a state prize for its work, but the Virginia contest wasn’t held. So a teacher sent the book into the national American Scholastic Association Yearbook Contest, where they won First Place Yearbook and Most Outstanding High School Yearbook.

”It was just like, well, I might as well enter in this competition and see what happens,” said Brian Hamelman, the RCHS yearbook advisor. “And I was really excited to see we got a special award, which was the most outstanding book 2020.”

That other prize -- most outstanding book -- only goes to a handful of schools in the entire country.

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