Bellarmine is extraordinarily proud of its award-winning yearbook, the Carillon. With access to state-of-the-art technology in the basement of O’Donnell Hall, the staff works diligently throughout the year to compile a yearbook, which is consistently recognized at both the state and national level. In fact, the 2011 yearbook was named Best of the West of California yearbooks, and honored by the National Scholastic Press Association with an All-American rating, its highest honor. It also earned four marks of distinction in Coverage, Design, Writing/Editing and Photography.
A single edition of a journalistically-sound yearbook serves many purposes. It is a picture book, a history book, a record book, a reference book, a public relations tool and an educational experience. It is with this understanding that the editors and staff undertake their task to accurately capture the entirety of one school year.
Each summer, a dozen Bellarmine student-editors create the concept that will serve as the basis for chronicling and archiving the events of the upcoming school year. The lens they choose will be the defining way that current students and alumni will remember Bellarmine in the future. The staff of approximately forty members collaborate on copy, design and photography from August through June, helping the editors put all the necessary parts together to represent each school event, from those in the classroom to those on the playing field.
A quick glance through the Carillon transports its readers to the time it represents, evoking all of the memories and emotions experienced during that year. The Carillon serves as a marker of Bellarmine’s history.