Wando’s yearbook earns national recognition

December 8, 2020

Students who work on Legend, Wando High School’s yearbook, have established a tradition of excellence. That tradition continued today as the Warriors learned that the 2020 edition of Legend received multiple honors in the Quill & Scroll Yearbook Excellence Contest, including the Blue and Gold Award for Comprehensive Writing and the Blue and Gold Award for Comprehensive Visuals.

Quill & Scroll is an international scholastic journalism organization, and their Yearbook Excellence Contest judges and exhibits work from yearbooks across the country.

This is the third year in a row Legend earned the prestigious Comprehensive Writing honor; Wando is one of just three schools with an enrollment over 750 to earn this award this year. Legend is also one of three yearbooks to receive the Comprehensive Visuals award in 2020 as well.

The following is a list of additional honors earned by the students who were part of the Legend staff last school year:

  • First Place, Sports Action Photo: Senior Joseph Grech
  • First Place, Personality Profile: Graduate Merritt Redden, graduate Nathan Fasanaro, senior Olivia Potter
  • Second Place, Clubs and Organizations: Junior Harper Duffy, junior Eleanor Bingham, senior Joseph Grech, and graduate Avery Collier
  • Second Place, Sports: Junior Lauren Guest, junior Millie Rice, senior
    Joseph Grech, senior Gracie Orr, graduate Brianna Weirick, and graduate Yesmine Alston
  • Second Place, Student Life Photo: Senior Sarah Browne
  • Second Place, Academic Photo: Graduate Yesmine Alston
  • Third Place, Academic Photo: Junior Sarah Cote
  • Honorable Mention, Personality Profile: Senior Rylee Bogden, junior Isabelle Turner, and graduate Katie Maxon
  • Honorable Mention, Student Life Photo: Graduate Legare Kerrison

“These honors are a testament to the immense talent and unwavering dedication of the Wando yearbook staff,” English teacher and Legend adviser Phillip Caston said. “This particular staff met the final deadline earlier than we ever have, and just one week before the COVID-19 school closure in March, while improving upon previous standards of excellence set by previous staffs. These students placed among some of the top yearbook programs in the nation. We are honored to be included in such prestigious company.”


About the Charleston County School District

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is a nationally-accredited school district that is committed to providing equitable and quality educational opportunities for all of its students. CCSD is the second-largest school system in South Carolina and represents a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools spanning 1,300 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 87 schools and specialized programs

CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), Montessori, and charter schools. Options include programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military.