Herff Jones | Nystrom StrataLogica iPad App Named SXSW Interactive Awards Finalist

INDIANAPOLIS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Herff Jones, a dynamic portfolio of
brands that create a culture of engagement and achievement in schools through
motivational, educational and graduation products and services, cheerleading
programs and sporting goods, today announced its StrataLogica iPad application
was nominated for two South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Awards.


The SXSW Interactive Awards recognize the “best innovators, creators and
trend-setters of the online world.” Herff Jones | Nystrom’s StrataLogica iPad
app was one of the finalists in the SXSW People’s Choice Award.

Top innovators across a number of digital platforms are selected for the SXSW
Interactive Awards, from websites to mobile apps. Chosen projects stretch the
imagination and introduce users to the greatest advances in the field. With 15
categories and five finalists in each category, the finalists represent the most
creative and innovative projects of the year.

The StrataLogica iPad app was nominated in the Educational Resource category and
for the SXSW People’s Choice Award. The results of the online voting on March 11
earned StrataLogica second place out of 75 finalists.

“The team at Herff Jones | Nystrom has taken innovation to the next level
through the development of the StrataLogica iPad app,” said Tom Tanton, Herff
Jones President. “This unique form of learning engages students as they discover
the world in which they live. I am very pleased that the app earned such
recognition among the many interactive experiences represented at SXSW.”

“The entire StrataLogica team–from cartographers and editors, developers, and
marketers–was tremendously honored to be a finalist for the SXSW Interactive
Award,” said Don Rescigno, VP of Marketing & Product Development at Herff Jones
| Nystrom. “SXSW has a history of recognizing amazing achievements in technology
so having StrataLogica named as a finalist makes our team very proud.”

StrataLogica, powered by Google Earth, uses multilayered maps and e-book atlases
to let educators and students be hands-on in an environment where they can
create, collaborate and share content all on one platform. According to Joan
Pederson, Director of Product Development at Herff Jones | Nystrom, StrataLogica
is a more effective way to help students learn. “The interactivity is something
that provides new surprises and new opportunities every time you login to

The recent release of the free StrataLogica iPad app has made it possible for
educators to take learning one step further. “Our history has been built upon
hands-on learning,” Rescigno says, “Studies overwhelmingly show that hands-on
learning is very effective and we see the iPad app as the next iteration of

Contact: Jonathan Morgan, Perry Street Communications, 214-965-9955

About Herff Jones
Herff Jones, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the nation’s
largest 100% employee-owned companies. The company works with our school
partners to enhance the educational experience of students through our products
and services including yearbooks, class rings, graduation caps and gowns,
graduation announcements and diplomas, maps, globes and classroom instructional
materials and programs, cheerleading camps, uniforms and competitions, as well
as sporting goods and team uniforms.

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