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The book gets done and distributed and it’s instantly time to start thinking about next year. That was fast. It’s time to get the creative juices flowing and start gathering inspiration and contemplate what the story of 2020 at your school will be. Part One – Story Quest What story do you want to tell…

Trying to come up with an interesting idea for a yearbook feature story? Sometimes it can be difficult coming up with a unique angle, but the fact that you’re trying means you’re on the right track! “A yearbook shouldn’t be full of topics,” according to Brady Smekens, former adviser of the Deka yearbook staff at Huntington North High School, Huntington, Indiana. “Rather, it should tell the story of students. In the process, the topics get covered.” The list of story ideas on this page will help editors start brainstorming for coverage unique to their school and the current year.

The sports section of your yearbook will be some of the most fertile ground for interesting feature stories. Are you currently stuck and looking for sports story ideas?

Take a look at the list below and see if you can find a sports feature idea that makes sense for your school and applies to your yearbook.

For many yearbook staffs, summer break is a time for brainstorming theme and cover ideas at yearbook camp, and staff bonding and training while getting ready for the new school year. But student life doesn’t stop during the summer, which means lots of fun, fascinating stories are going on out there in the world –…

Yearbook staffs are always looking for some inspiration or a little boost of creativity for their theme, cover, coverage and layouts. The Design Showcase area here at walsworthyearbooks.com is home to four galleries, which display images of some of the finest work done each year by Walsworth Yearbooks schools. Each gallery contains its own Search…

You have just written a story based on your interview notes and all of the information you gathered during research. Congratulations, you have written what is called a first draft. Now it’s time for round two – looking at the specific words and details in your story and asking yourself, “Is there a better way to say this?” Here are five tasks to help improve your story before you send it to your copy editor.

Using correct interview techniques will lead to better information from sources and therefore, better stories.

Those of us who have been advising for a while know yearbook production is a year-round job, no matter what our teaching contract says. Just like the Boy Scouts, the better prepared staff members are, the better the outcome. Here are ways to keep students thinking yearbook over the summer.

Homecoming. There is a football game. Sometimes it is warm, sometimes it is cold, and sometimes it rains. A king and queen are crowned. The queen always cannot believe she has been chosen. Then there is a dance, and students — well, they dance.

Brainstorm. Any word with “storm” in it must be fairly intense. When you brainstorm for story ideas, dozens of thoughts are going through your mind at once. You may be using your brain, but brainstorming can be a gut-wrenching process. However, there are ways to capitalize on the process to make it more useful. Brainstorming for story ideas is a year-round activity for the yearbook staffs at three high schools where the advisers have tried-and-true methods for helping their students through the process.