On Its First Attempt, Great Neck North High School Wins Top CD-Yearbook Award

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Steak & Eggs Software, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Neck North High School's
 first-ever CD-ROM yearbook has won the most prestigious honor in student
 journalism, the National Scholastic Press Association's Pacemaker Award.  The
 Long Island school's first foray into CD-ROM publishing, entitled "Digital
 Yearbook 2000," was announced as the Pacemaker Award winner at the NSPA's
 spring convention in San Francisco on April 8, 2001.
     Digital Yearbook 2000 was authored entirely by students, led by editors
 Dave Polen and Jason Parsont.  Faculty advisor Jeffrey Gilden recognized the
 editors' creativity and ability and recruited them for the new publication.
     "We wanted to capture our amazing high school experience without following
 traditional guidelines," said Polen, currently a freshman at Cornell.  "It was
 personal.  We were able to be creative and enjoy the process.  We did
 everything with the intent to have fun and put our own personal, creative spin
 on the subjects."
     The yearbook, published in July 2000, comprehensively covers the school
 year with over 1200 color photos, over 20 minutes of video clips, and personal
 pages by almost every member of the Class of 2000.  Student activities,
 significant events such as Prom and Graduation, sports and the arts are also
 remembered with photos, videos and textual descriptions.
     "It was genuine -- a labor of love," stated Parsont, now attending
 Columbia.  "We made this yearbook for ourselves and our friends.  Traditional
 yearbooks preserve faces.  We wanted to preserve people."
     GNNHS partnered with New York City-based yearbook publisher Steak & Eggs
 Software on Digital Yearbook 2000.  The school used the company's free Digital
 Yearbook Creator authoring environment to organize pages, create content and
 submit media into the yearbook.  The winning yearbook was also Steak & Eggs
 Software's first ever to be submitted to the NSPA.
     "It was clear to me that Dave and Jason were exceeding our company's
 highest expectations," said Andy Goldberg, president of Steak & Eggs Software.
 "They did an incredible job of covering the school year from all angles, and
 recruiting classmates to add their voices as well.  There was no doubt in my
 mind that this yearbook was a winner.  To do it in the first year is just
 amazing, it's a true credit to these students and their work and creativity."
 
     About Steak & Eggs Software
     Steak & Eggs Software, Inc. is a leading publisher in the emerging field
 of CD-ROM yearbooks.  Its Digital Yearbooks(TM) take full advantage of the
 CD-ROM medium and inject new ideas into yearbook publishing.  The company's
 Digital Yearbook Creator(TM) service is the simplest, fastest and most
 customizable software platform available for authoring an electronic yearbook.
 The company will establish a Florida office in Summer 2001.
 
 

SOURCE Steak & Eggs Software, Inc.
    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Neck North High School's
 first-ever CD-ROM yearbook has won the most prestigious honor in student
 journalism, the National Scholastic Press Association's Pacemaker Award.  The
 Long Island school's first foray into CD-ROM publishing, entitled "Digital
 Yearbook 2000," was announced as the Pacemaker Award winner at the NSPA's
 spring convention in San Francisco on April 8, 2001.
     Digital Yearbook 2000 was authored entirely by students, led by editors
 Dave Polen and Jason Parsont.  Faculty advisor Jeffrey Gilden recognized the
 editors' creativity and ability and recruited them for the new publication.
     "We wanted to capture our amazing high school experience without following
 traditional guidelines," said Polen, currently a freshman at Cornell.  "It was
 personal.  We were able to be creative and enjoy the process.  We did
 everything with the intent to have fun and put our own personal, creative spin
 on the subjects."
     The yearbook, published in July 2000, comprehensively covers the school
 year with over 1200 color photos, over 20 minutes of video clips, and personal
 pages by almost every member of the Class of 2000.  Student activities,
 significant events such as Prom and Graduation, sports and the arts are also
 remembered with photos, videos and textual descriptions.
     "It was genuine -- a labor of love," stated Parsont, now attending
 Columbia.  "We made this yearbook for ourselves and our friends.  Traditional
 yearbooks preserve faces.  We wanted to preserve people."
     GNNHS partnered with New York City-based yearbook publisher Steak & Eggs
 Software on Digital Yearbook 2000.  The school used the company's free Digital
 Yearbook Creator authoring environment to organize pages, create content and
 submit media into the yearbook.  The winning yearbook was also Steak & Eggs
 Software's first ever to be submitted to the NSPA.
     "It was clear to me that Dave and Jason were exceeding our company's
 highest expectations," said Andy Goldberg, president of Steak & Eggs Software.
 "They did an incredible job of covering the school year from all angles, and
 recruiting classmates to add their voices as well.  There was no doubt in my
 mind that this yearbook was a winner.  To do it in the first year is just
 amazing, it's a true credit to these students and their work and creativity."
 
     About Steak & Eggs Software
     Steak & Eggs Software, Inc. is a leading publisher in the emerging field
 of CD-ROM yearbooks.  Its Digital Yearbooks(TM) take full advantage of the
 CD-ROM medium and inject new ideas into yearbook publishing.  The company's
 Digital Yearbook Creator(TM) service is the simplest, fastest and most
 customizable software platform available for authoring an electronic yearbook.
 The company will establish a Florida office in Summer 2001.
 
 SOURCE  Steak & Eggs Software, Inc.