Joseph A. Gregori High School, 2012


2012 Apex

Jim McCarthy and Melissa Alvarado, Adviser

See notes below, Editor

3701 Pirrone Road
Modesto, CA 95356

Editors: Noelle DeMarco, Ashley Ferko, Marisa Ferreira, Alexandra Gonzalez, Sara Hernandez, Linsonyda Ourng and Carmen Romo

2013 Spring NSPA Best of Show Winner

Custom embossed and overgrained two-color litho with gloss lamination

Students and teachers there obviously knew it was only the second year of their school’s existence, but this volume will make that clear forever. The offset, parallel photo strips on the cover not only hint at the book’s chronological order that’s been broken into two terms, but they later become a familiar pattern for photo/quote mods of coverage. The two-spread opening records historical additions to the young school’s programs and proclaims a unified presence by those helping build its legacies. After opening with a series of school-color duotones, the book bursts into full color and provides impressive coverage based on great photography, thorough reporting and layers of supporting stories filled with many voices and lots of specific details. The staff’s all-coverage device proves their commitment to the concept with a series of quotes built on a repeating pattern; they ordered included quotes so that highlighted words appeared a second time on each spread.