• When Whitney High School was built in 2005, the school opened with only freshmen and sophomores. A core group of eight students who had taken Publications I class the previous year at Rocklin High School with Mrs. Sarah Nichols signed on to form the publications program at WHS and chose the book’s name, Details, as a mission to capture everything at Whitney with the closest look possible at all of the details that make up each year.

    Our motto: “Every reader, every page.”

    Our mission: To create a book for students, about students, with help from students. We want to involve you in the decision-making and include you in the experience. After all, it’s your book. We just make it.

    Our process: We brainstorm, conduct research, read, look, listen, ask, explore and do everything possible to bring our school the best possible yearbook. We ask what you want and we try to deliver. We submit the book 100 percent digitally and our printing company, Jostens, prints it. We like chronological coverage, interactivity, alternative story forms and getting students into the book as many times as possible. We like to be journalistic and to develop our concept in innovative ways. We know our readers don’t really care about those last two parts, but we do.

    Our memberships and affiliations: Details is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association and has a chapter of Quill & Scroll International Honor Society. The program’s adviser is also a member of the Journalism Education Association and the Journalism Education Association of Northern California.

    Our sites: On Facebook, our profile is Whitney Details, or like our fan page. Go “behind the book” on our Tumblr or see additional content on our Pinterest. And, of course, you can follow us on Twitter.

    Awards and honors:

    We like to call this the “icing on the cake” because making a cool yearbook is fun, and making something WHS students like is amazing.

    Vol. 1

    Vol. 1

    2006 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - CSPA Gold Crown

    - Best of Show winner, Nashville

    - editors-in-chief:Grace Lee, Katy Cahill

    Vol. 2

    Vol. 2

    2007 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - CSPA Silver Crown

    - JEANC Best of the West

    - Best of Show winner, Philadelphia

    - editors-in-chief: Grace Lee, Allison Ricigliano

    Vol. 3

    Vol. 3

    2008 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - CSPA Silver Crown

    - Best of Show winner, St. Louis

    - editors-in-chief: Grace Lee, Brianne Roudebush

    Vol. 4

    Vol. 4

    2009 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - CSPA Gold Crown

    - Fifth Place: Best of Show, Washington, D.C.

    - JEANC Best of the West

    - editors-in-chief:

    Vol. 5

    Vol. 5

    2010 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - CSPA Gold Crown

    - Second Place: Best of Show, Kansas City

    - editors-in-chief: Liz Grover, Sara Roudebush

    Vol. 6

    Vol. 6

    2011 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - CSPA Gold Crown

    - Second Place: Best of Show, Minneapolis

    - JEANC Best of the West

    - editors-in-chief: Katie Rogers, Amanda Peterson, Lauren Roudebush

    Vol. 7

    Vol.7

    2012 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - CSPA Silver Crown

    - Third Place: Best of Show, San Antonio

    - Fifth Place: Best of Show, San Francisco

    editors-in-chief: Amanda Peterson, Lauren Roudebush

    Vol. 8

    Vol. 8

    2013 Details

    - NSPA All-American

    - NSPA Pacemaker

    - JEANC Best of the West

    - Second Place: Best of Show, San Diego

    editors-in-chief: Megan Malm, Benit Meyer