November 30, 2009 / News

An update on stolen yearbook computers from Miami’s Palmetto High

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The yearbook staff at Palmetto High School in Miami is still trying to pick up the pieces after a thief broke into their school and stole all the computers from the yearbook room.

As this update from the Miami Herald shows, the staff is a pretty resilient group. Work on their 424-page book has continued full-steam ahead.

Plus, the community is rallying to help. The school district is already working to replace the stolen computers. Some local schools have offered to loan equipment, and nearby Killian High School, one of Palmetto’s rivals, has offered to hold a fund-raiser for the staff at Palmetto.

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.