February 4, 2010 / News / Pop Culture

Former yearbook editor faring well in Jeopardy’s college tournament

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Today’s Yearbook Blog shout-out goes to Ryan Stoffers, a sophomore at UCLA and a former editor of the yearbook at Walsworth school Saratoga High in Saratoga, Calif.

Stoffers recently became a contestant and is currently competing on the college edition of Jeopardy, and he was victorious in his first round earlier this week, racking up a total of $20,311.

Stoffers is now through to the semi-finals. The winner of the final round earns $100,000. A long-time fan of the show, Stoffers said he spent several hours studying and preparing.

“The onstage experience was a ton of fun. It goes by in a flash,” Stoffers told the Saratoga Falcon, his old high school’s newspaper.

Stoffers’ experience this week just proves what advisers and staffs have been saying for years – yearbook kids are pretty smart!

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.