Wilmington College recently learned that its 2015-16 yearbook, The Wilmingtonian, has been inducted into Walsworth Yearbooks Gallery of Excellence.
The editor is Taylor Scott, a senior from Lynchburg majoring in psychology and social work and a 2013 Lynchburg-Clay High School graduate. She expressed her excitement with the national recognition.
“The induction of our yearbook is a big accomplishment and demonstrates the growth The Wilmingtonian has experienced throughout the years,” she said. “I’m really proud of this achievement.”
Scott learned that Walsworth’s representative to the college secretly entered WC’s yearbook into the competition.
The Gallery of Excellence is reserved for but a small percentage of college and university yearbooks and represents a showcase of the best that they publish. Walsworth lauded The Wilmingtonian as featuring “superior examples” of coverage, design, photography and copy.
“This induction honors the staff’s exceptional work and dedication to excellence,” the citation read, noting that sales representatives will take the yearbook to workshops and client schools across the country “as exemplars and idea generators.”
Scott is no stranger to providing editorial leadership for school yearbooks. The 2015-16 Wilmingtonian was the second WC yearbook for which she served as editor, following having that responsibility for her high school yearbook as a senior. Wilmington College’s current yearbook will be her swan song as editor.
“I’m a creative person and I love placing photos and text in a layout. Working on a yearbook is a fun process. It makes me happy to highlight students,” Scott said, noting the day when boxes of published yearbooks arrive provides significant gratification for her work in chronicling the life of the college and her fellow classmates.
“I received Tweets from some of last year’s seniors saying, ‘This yearbook is amazing.’ Working on the yearbook is a fun, learning process — and from a historical perspective, it’s exciting to think that alumni at class reunions will be looking through Wilmingtonians, which I worked on, 50 years from now.
“That makes me happy!”
Submitted by Randy Sarvis, Wilmington College director of public relations.