The Pella High School yearbook has been recognized as one of the best in the state. The Duchess received one of two Neubert Awards given in the Iowa High School Press Association’s “Whole Book” contest. The annual publication by Pella High School journalists was one of 33 yearbooks submitted from around the state.
Yearbook adviser Ann Visser said of the award, “I am so proud of my students for the book they created. This award from the Iowa High School Press Association affirms what they, hopefully, knew all along – that they produced a book that was something that everyone who purchased it will enjoy and treasure.” Serving as editor for the award-winning edition of The Duchess was 2009 Pella High graduate Mary De Vries.