Brooke Smith

Hello,

I'm Brooke Smith

Western North Carolina/Southwest Virginia Yearbook Representative

My Story

With more than 25 years of yearbook experience, I have lived through computer crashes and all-night work sessions before a deadline. I know what it takes to produce a quality yearbook to be cherished for years to come.

I specialize in everything you need - from design, photography, writing, marketing and technology to having fun and teaching your staff to work as a team. I have you covered with my combined experience in education, advising and journalism. Plus, my work with award-winning yearbooks means we are on the leading edge of trends.

I have been an editor, adviser and a rep in the yearbook world, so I have been in your shoes. I have a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, specializing in Graphic Design with a minor in Creative Writing, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pictures and words are my specialty, and I can help you use them to create a beautiful book to cherish for years to come.

Instead of this, try THIS with your 2021 yearbook coverage

Planning your yearbook coverage is a whole new ball game this year. Previous years may have allowed you to take last year’s ladder and tweak it for the upcoming year, but some schools are completely reimagining their coverage approach.

That may sound scary, but it’s actually a great thing! There are so many stories to tell, and it’s your job to tell it well. In fact, some schools are deciding to increase their page count to make room for student profiles and do justice to the historic story of the 2020-2021 school year.

Some of your previous spreads may not be as relevant this year. Instead of worrying about how you will cover the 2021 school year, replace those concerns with a new coverage mindset for 2021.

Read the rest of this article here....

Congrats to Photo Contest winners!

Congrats to all the winners of Walsworth's 2020 Photo Contest! You can see the results of this year's contest here.

And a special shout-out to Morgan Andrews from Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, Virginia, for being named Honorable Mention in the Clubs/Organizations category.

 

 

Mark your calendars now

Camp Blue Ridge 2021

Mark your calendars now for the first-ever Camp Blue Ridge summer workshop! It will be July 14-16, 2021! More details to come later in the year!

Yearbook Snap makes it easy to crowdsource photos

Tell the story of your school's year with all the resources available! Yearbook Snap is an easy-to-use app that allows students, parents and community members to submit their photos to your yearbook staff.

What People Are Saying...

Brooke is hands down the best yearbook representative that I have worked with in the last 15 years. She schedules appointments to come work with me and my staff on a monthly basis, more when needed. Brooke helps me teach my students yearbook concepts, writing, photography and marketing. If I have any questions, Brooke is always available to help me get the answers.

- Lynn Bare, Adviser, Southern Alamance High School, Graham, North Carolina

 

Our sales rep, Brooke, gives the best support my school has had. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of creating a yearbook with Walsworth. She visits on a regular basis, and she helps my students and me with everything we need.

- Sonja Lankford, Adviser, West Stokes High School, King, North Carolina

 

Walsworth has changed my whole yearbook process. I've actually been able to teach my kids how to create a good book. Brooke is super helpful. She basically teaches my class when she visits, and replies promptly when I contact her.

- Ashley Vanhoy, Adviser, Starmount High School, Boonville, North Carolina
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