GERING, Neb.- The Gering High School yearbook staff is celebrating, after their yearbook was named one of the best in the nation.

Gering's 2013-2014 yearbook has won the Walsworth Publishing Gallery of Excellence award, an award given to only one percent of yearbooks across the nation.

Janelle Schultz, Gering High School Yearbook advisor, says the Gallery of Excellence award means that Gering's yearbook will be showcased in conventions and distributed nationally for other schools to use as a model.

She says it’s an honor that Gering's yearbook was chosen, and shows all the dedication the students put into the book.

"The really great thing of it is, is that it's not something we submit our yearbook for, for a competition of any kind. It's just people out there recognize the talents of these kids and want to award them the award for what they've done and accomplished,” Schultz said.

A representative from the publishing company visited Schultz and the staff last week, to present a plaque and congratulate the students.

"It's really awesome, you don't really think people recognize your yearbooks as much, it’s mostly just the students that appreciate them, so it's really cool to know that we're recognized on such a big level,” said Jerilyn Laws, a yearbook staff member.

This is the third year Gering's yearbook has made it into the Gallery of Excellence.

Schutlz says she believes Gering’s was the only yearbook in the state of Nebraska to be chosen this year.