October 6, 2017 / National Yearbook Week / News

Advisers from Crescenta Valley, Steinbrenner High win mini-fridges in Why I Yearbook drawing

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Tyraysha Peterson from Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, California, and Courtney Nickel from Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, Florida, were drawn Friday afternoon as the two winners of mini-fridges in Walsworth’s Why I Yearbook drawing for yearbook advisers.

More than 400 yearbook advisers entered the drawing as part of Walsworth’s National Yearbook Week celebration. To enter, advisers sent in their own personal stories and thoughts on how much they love yearbook and “why they yearbook.”

In her submission, Peterson said, “(Yearbook) teaches skills that no other class can teach. It is real world. And the relationships formed under the pressures of deadlines each year last well beyond high school.”

Nickel touched on the personal bond she develops with each of her yearbooks staffs in her submission.

“This is the only class that I truly get to know my students and learn about them as individuals, staff members and leaders. The thought of taking literal blank pages at the beginning of a school year and filling them with memories that document the school year for the world to see is another reason I will never quit being an adviser,” Nickel said.

Both Peterson and Nickel won mini-fridges for their yearbook rooms, which will be delivered fully stocked with treats and drinks.

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.