May 23, 2012 / News

Clement yearbook staff uses creativity to make it into Walsworth Gallery

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

When the current school year started, yearbook adviser Andrew Mitchell laid out a goal for his 2012 yearbook staff at Clement Middle School in Redlands, Calif. That goal was to become one of the yearbooks selected to Walsworth’s Gallery of Excellence.

Earlier this month, the Clement staff learned they achieved that goal. They even got some nice coverage in the local newspaper, the Redlands Daily Facts.

As the staff told the newspaper, they came up with a creative idea for this year’s book, which involved creating a graphic novel featuring a villain named Dr. Fail. Clement’s students, staff and parents worked as forces against Dr. Fail throughout the yearbook.

“We had students create the artwork for the story line. There are some phenomenal artists here at Clement. I’m glad we could give them a place to show their skills,” said Mitchell.

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.