High school yearbook ‘Astur’ among best in U.S.

HARLINGEN – The basketball player, legs flexed and hands gripping the ball, is captured in the photo as he rushes across the court.

Another photo in last year’s “Astur,” the yearbook for Harlingen High School South, shows a football player decked in a green uniform charging on the field.

The dynamic photos and layout of the pages contain an energy which seems to grab the reader on every page. Perhaps this is why the 2015 Astur yearbook has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2016 Jostens Look Book. Astur was one of 494 yearbooks chosen from about 3,000 to receive the recognition. All schools who publish with Jostens can submit entries.

Biada Galvan, yearbook advisor, said judges didn’t convey any comments about why they selected last year’s Astur.

“It’s a different group of kids who’ve had different experiences, and different opinions of what they liked,” Galvan said. “I feel it’s more of a magazine style.”

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Team members of the 2015 Astur

– Marissa Espinoza

– Adrianna Espinoza

– Cynthia Garza

– Brooklyn Brown

– Juan Vasquez

– Stephanie Andrade

– Evelyn Villarreal

– Irasema De Leon