July 8, 2010 / Walsworth Live

Missouri yearbook workshop starts with cookies, grades and themes

Written by Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Chocolate cookies were part of the opening session of the Missouri Summer Workshop at the University of Central Missouri Wednesday.

Similar to the “Minute to Win It” TV show, a staff member from each school put a cookie on their forehead and had one minute to get as many cookies into their mouths as possible. Byron Williams of Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo., ate two cookies to win the prize basket of goodies. Maybe his basketball skills helped him, as Williams was a member of Hillcrest’s Missouri Class 5 State championship team in 2010.

In the Adviser Academy class, the issue of most concern to advisers was grading. Adviser Anita White planned to spend Thursday discussing that topic, with Thorun Crawford, Central Area Sales Manager for Walsworth, also a former adviser. Staff members should be aware that your advisers are serious about assessing your work.

The staffs, who will be at the workshop until Friday, have the chance to win a $200 Visa card for their yearbook program. The Missouri Workshop staff decided to change things up this year with a theme contest. Karla Thompson, adviser at Lee’s Summit High School, gave a theme presentation, and then the staffs were told to come up with a theme package. The winner will be announced on Friday, so stay tuned to find out who won.

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Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the former editor of Idea File magazine. Before retiring, she was a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 15 years, writing articles for various marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. Her career included reporting and editing for United Press International and editing for Knight-Ridder Financial News. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media News from the University of Tulsa.