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At Herff Jones, we value achievement, we believe in celebrating every accomplishment, and we choose to make a difference. Learn more about what Herff Jones is doing to make the communities we live and work in a better place for everyone.

September 5, 2023


Strengthened and Focused Herff Jones to be Established as an Independent Company Yearbook to Remain Part of Varsity Brands DALLAS and GREENWICH, Conn, (Sept. 5, 2023) – Varsity Brands and Atlas Holdings jointly announced today the signing of a definitive purchase agreement for the sale of the Varsity Brands’ Herff …

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June 30, 2022


Herff Jones appoints Kyle Dunn and Tony Snyder as a commitment to investing in talent across key functions.INDIANAPOLIS – Herff Jones, the achievement division of Varsity Brands and a leading provider of graduation and educational products and services, is pleased to announce the addition of Kyle Dunn as Senior Vice …

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January 12, 2021

Steve Down: ‘Normalizing’ in a Year That Was Anything But

Herff Jones is a traditional organization. In early 2020, we celebrated our 100th anniversary in helping schools and students celebrate the rite of graduation. But, as we know, everything changed in 2020, including delivery of class rings, completion and signing of yearbooks, graduation ceremonies and more.Steve Down, president of the …

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June 3, 2019

Spotlight: Carolina High School Cap & Gown

“Whatever It Takes.”That is the motto at Carolina High School, where the poverty index is the lowest of any high school in its county and among the highest across the state of South Carolina.As you might imagine in a population where teenagers require full-time jobs to help their families make …

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February 29, 2016

NFL Player Visits Indy High Schools and Transforms Lives

INDIANAPOLIS – (February 23, 2016) – Students at three Indianapolis high schools were recently visited by former NFL player and motivational speaker, CL “Shep” Shepherd, who shared the struggles of his upbringing and how his decision to “go against the flow” led him to seek a life of success rather …

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January 25, 2016

Herff Jones Sponsors TC Howe High School Uniforms

INDIANAPOLIS – Jan. 21, 2016 – Herff Jones announced its support of TC Howe High School in Indianapolis through the donation of cheerleading uniforms after the cheer team received criticism about outdated, mismatched uniforms worn on a WTHR television appearance last October.The school lacked a consistent cheerleading program until Ashley …

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May 15, 2015

Winning a Championship Connects a Team for Life

The elements of a championship ring should symbolize and celebrate the team’s memorable accomplishment. The Pawtucket Red Sox formed a ring committee when they won Minor League Baseball’s International League Championship (aka Governors’ Cup). Their goal? To create the perfect keepsake. They wanted the finished product to embody the hard-fought 2014 title that they …

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February 18, 2015

Varsity Brands Launches New School Spirit Initiatives

Varsity Brands has announced the search for America’s Most Spirited High School, a nationwide initiative that will end on National School Spirit Day on September 25, 2015, with one school winning a $25,000 grant. National Association of Secondary Principals Conference is taking place in San Diego, California, and is expecting more than 1,500 high school principals and assistant principals.

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September 16, 2014

Boxing Champ Finally Receives Recognition

Boxer Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer finally got what he deserved: a ring from the International Boxing Federation for defending his super middleweight title three times in the 1990s.

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September 4, 2014

Varsity Brands Find Connection Between School Spirit and Achievement

Students with higher levels of school spirit perform better academically, are more civically engaged, and are happier in general than their less-spirited peers, according to research released today by Varsity Brands.

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