May 17, 2010 / News

For these students, yearbook “more social” than cyberspace

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Here’s an interesting article from this morning’s Chattanooga Times Free Press, which talked to some high school students at their yearbook signing parties last week.

According to many of the students at Tennessee’s LaFayette High School, the yearbook is most certainly not getting replaced by the new age of online social networking.

One senior, Tyler Chambers, told the newspaper he’s not sure he’ll be able to go back years from now and look at MySpace and Facebook, but with the yearbook, “There’s more memories in this thing than I can ever make on Facebook.”

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  • Robi Rego

    At our K-12 school, this is even more important – Throughout every school year I have kids come to my room to look at our old books as they are trying to remember something or someone. The most fun is when our graduating “lifers” look through their kindergarten edition – what stories they tell as they reminisce!

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for and, 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.