May 27, 2011 / News

Michigan middle school uses yearbooks to rekindle memories on last day

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

School board decisions to close a school due to low enrollment and other circumstances are always very difficult for all involved. That has been the reality this year for W.K. Kellogg Middle School in Battle Creek, Mich., which will be closing its doors this summer.

Fortunately, as this article from the Battle Creek Enquirer showed, the school was still able to have a celebration of Kellogg’s 79-year old history this week using yearbooks and trophies from the school’s past.

Visitors flipped through the yearbooks, reliving memories, chuckling at old pictures and even laughing at the theme of the 2000 yearbook, “Y2K.”

Evan Blackwell, CJE
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.