December 17, 2010 / News

8th grader develops online voting for his school’s yearbook superlatives

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Some Yearbooks Blog kudos to Mitchell Hallee, an 8th grader from William Johnston Middle School in Colchester, Conn., who recently came up with a way for the students at his school to vote for their yearbook superlatives online.

As the Norwich Bulletin reported, Hallee created an online form from an Excel spreadsheet – not unusual for his inventive mind.

“As educators, we often have students who are bright, but who do not go above and beyond with their gift,” yearbook adviser Olga Walker told the newspaper. “Mitchell spent countless hours researching and fool-proofing the form to accomplish my request.”

Congrats, Mitchell!

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.