November 18, 2009 / News

Alumni of Ohio high school create yearbook website

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Keeping old high school memories alive and letting old friends track each other down has become something of a pet cause for Claude Fant of Hamilton, Ohio.

This article from the Hamilton Journal-News describes how Fant has been working for almost a decade now on the website hhsalumni.net, a membership site where people who went to Hamilton schools can keep in touch. As part of the project, Fant has scanned in photos from every Hamilton yearbook from 1915 to the present.

They’re all there – including every senior portrait. And the website now has more than 5,500 members. Does your school have a web community like this for alumni?

Evan Blackwell, CJE
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.