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May 30, 2016 / Coverage

Ideas for summer yearbook coverage

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

This Memorial Day holiday weekend symbolizes the unofficial arrival of summer to most people. Many schools have already let out for the year, but the coverage by your yearbook staff doesn’t have to grind to a halt for the next few months.

Student life will keep going over the summer, so your yearbook coverage should keep up with it too, at least in part.

There are a variety of interesting summer ideas to write about, involving students from your school, such as:

  • Vacations, particularly trips taken to overseas or exotic locations
  • Summer camps, or charitable volunteer work students participated in over the summer
  • Noteworthy or unusual summer jobs for students
  • Athletes that play summer sports, possibly on traveling teams
  • Summer trends stories – what were the big movies and songs this summer?

Is your yearbook staff devoting time and space in next year’s book to summer coverage? What stories will you be writing about?

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a writer and editor for walsworthyearbooks.com and a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a marketing copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 12 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.