Twelve Walsworth Yearbooks schools represented in 2018 NSPA individual contest finalist selections

Students from 12 Walsworth Yearbooks schools were among those listed when NSPA began naming finalists in its annual individual contests.

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Advisers of Note

October 17, 2018 / Advisers of Note

Alyssa Boehringer, of McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, is currently advising her third yearbook, but she’s already no stranger to awards. Boehringer was one of four educators to receive the 2018 Medal of Merit from the Journalism Education Association (JEA). She has taught broadcast at McKinney since 2005, but didn’t take over the yearbook…

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October 5, 2018 / Advisers of Note

Earlier this year, Courtney Hanks was named a Rising Star by the Journalism Education Association. Now she’s our latest Adviser of Note. Hanks was also featured on an episode of the Yearbook Chat with Jim podcast. You can find the episode at walsworthyearbooks.com/podcasts. During the episode, Hanks went into the details of the design and theme choices that…

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August 23, 2018 / Advisers of Note

When his dream of building a waterbed didn’t come true, Leland Mallett, CJE, turned to scholastic journalism. It was a fortunate turn of events, and eventually led to a powerhouse scholastic journalism program at Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. Mallett has advised The Arena yearbook since its inception when the school was founded in…

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May 10, 2018 / Advisers of Note

Becky Tate, CJE, has journalism in her blood and an amazing pedigree to prove it. She started her scholastic journalism odyssey when she joined both the newspaper and yearbook staffs at Shawnee Mission North High School in Mission, Kansas, guided by long-time publications legend Nancy Hall. Tate attended Kansas State University where she worked with…

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April 19, 2018 / Advisers of Note

She teaches journalism. She teaches AP English. She advises three publications. Judy Cannaday is a triple-threat teacher. She is one of those amazing educators who does it all. She keeps giving and giving, doing whatever it takes to lead her kids to success. She has been leading the way with her outstanding journalism program in…

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March 5, 2018 / Advisers of Note

Tucked away in Trinity, North Carolina, is a powerhouse of a yearbook adviser named Sandy Routh. Even though she is primarily a social studies teacher, she has done two stints as an adviser – one during the first six years of her career and then, after a 15-year break, she returned to advising for her…

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February 6, 2018 / Advisers of Note

Brian Wilson, yearbook adviser at Palo Alto High School (known locally as “Paly”) in Palo Alto, California, is a 21st century pioneer. After 18 years as an award-winning publications adviser and English teacher in Michigan, Brian, concerned about the state of education in his home state, left his comfortable teaching position and, with his wife,…

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January 9, 2018 / Advisers of Note

As I’ve traveled around the country teaching yearbook at workshops and summer camps, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with many great yearbook advisers. Many are brand new and both scared and excited to take on the amazing task of producing a book that covers an entire year in just nine months.…

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