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Freshman Sera Barbato Named Jostens Photo Contest Winner

Sera Barbato ‘27, Owen J. Roberts High School, Named Jostens North America Photo Contest 2024 Winner


Owen J. Roberts High School student recognized for dynamic and engaging yearbook.


POTTSTOWN- April 9, 2024Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, announced on April 4, 2024 that Sera Barbato of Owen J. Roberts High School has been awarded 5th Place in the Student Life category in the Jostens North America Photo Contest 2024. The Jostens Photo Contest is comprised of 11 categories with 1st through 5th place winners in each category. Judges from across the country select the winning photos based on storytelling, quality, showstoppers, originality, and thoughtfulness. The Jostens premier photography competition recognizes students who have an incredible eye and demonstrate extraordinary skills.


The Owen J. Roberts High School award-winning yearbook program is led by Cora Garner ’24 and Amelia Jaeger ‘24, Co-Editors-in-Chief, under the direction of Megan Cook, Owen J. Roberts High School yearbook editorial adviser and David Schwenk, Owen J. Roberts High School yearbook financial adviser.


“My Yearbook Design students and Yearbook Club members are some of the most hardworking students I know.  Sera Barbato is a freshman and has proven to be an asset to the Ledger Staff. Sera is always willing to photograph events and do whatever it takes to make our yearbook great.  Sera snapped this photo of sophomore Alia Booth-Genthe during the Homecoming Pep Rally this fall. The judges selected Sera’s photo because of its composition (framing), and center of visual interest. I’m delighted to see Sera being recognized for her work and I’m excited to see what she does over her high school career,” said Yearbook editorial adviser Megan Cook.


Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year.  Jostens invests in state-of-the-art technology, best in class service, educational curriculum and award winning print manufacturing platforms to plan, design, build and produce yearbooks.