Making It Work, Part 1

How are schools around the country telling the story of the year? Check out this series as we highlight the incredible work yearbook staffs are doing under unusual circumstances. Yearbook staffs have had to find new ways to cover what's happening at their school, and they've done an incredible job so far!

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February 2, 2021 / News

Congratulations to Jim Jordan! The Journalism Education Association (JEA) named him as the recipient of its 2021 Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award. He sat down for an interview with Walsworth Yearbooks shortly after learning about it. “I had absolutely no idea this was coming,” Jordan shared. He may not have known it was coming,…

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February 2, 2021 / News

Congratulations to Pam Bunka, Jack Denker and Lori Oglesbee-Petter! The Journalism Education Association (JEA) has named the three advisers as recipients of their 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor is given to “advisers who have contributed significantly to scholastic journalism throughout their careers,” according to the JEA website. Lori Oglesbee-Petter Oglesbee worked as a journalism…

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February 2, 2021 / News

Congratulations to Walsworth Yearbooks adviser Mark Hilburn, MJE, of Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska! The Journalism Education Association announced they have awarded Hilburn the Future Administrator Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is awarded to scholastic journalism advisers who intend to earn a secondary administrator’s license and seek an administrative position. In addition to serving…

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January 15, 2021 / News / News & Notes

Congratulations to yearbook adviser Tiffany Kopcak, CJE! She has been named a Journalism Education Association 2020 Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser. Kopcak advises the Apollo yearbook at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Virginia, and started as a yearbook adviser in 2007. Walsworth yearbook representative Shelby Flamm said about Kopcak, “I always leave [her classroom] feeling…

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December 4, 2020 / News

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced the yearbook Finalists for its 2020 Crown Awards on Friday and 20 yearbooks printed by Walsworth were named. The following 2020 Walsworth yearbooks were among the group of Crown Finalists: Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, Texas Ayrie, Liberty North High…

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November 23, 2020 / Design / News / Theme

Carolina Arredondo, Romario Gonzalez and Lia Rodriguez from Walsworth Yearbooks school El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas, were named the winners in the Yearbook Theme Package category of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Design of the Year Contest when NSPA announced the results this past weekend at the virtual Fall National High…

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November 23, 2020 / Copywriting / Design / News / Photography

Yearbook staffers from Walsworth Yearbooks schools took the top prize in two of the three categories when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the winners of its Junior High/Middle School contests this past weekend at the virtual Fall National High School Journalism Convention. In Photo of the Year, Bailey Brummer from the Oro staff…

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November 23, 2020 / News / Photography

Landry Raymond’s candid image of two soccer players going after the ball won first place for McKinney High School in the Sports Action category of the National Scholastic Press Association’s (NSPA) Photo of the Year Contest when results were announced this past weekend at the virtual Fall National High School Journalism Convention. Raymond’s top prize…

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November 23, 2020 / News

Fourteen Walsworth Yearbooks schools placed in the Best of Show contest at the virtual Fall JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention held this past weekend. The convention was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but NSPA still allowed entries into the Best of Show and announced the winners on Saturday. Two Walsworth Yearbooks schools placed…

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November 20, 2020 / Copywriting / Design / News / Photography

Yearbook staffers from Walsworth Yearbooks schools Cactus Canyon Junior High School in Apache Junction, Arizona, and Woodland Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, appeared in all three categories when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) revealed the Finalists in its 2020 middle school contests earlier this month. In the middle school Photo of the Year…

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