June 27, 2011 / 2011 Adviser Academy / News

O’Bryant adviser to speak at Walsworth’s Adviser Academy

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Betsy Lazo, the first-year adviser of the yearbook at the O’Bryant School in Roxbury, Mass., will be a guest speaker during the opening session of Walsworth’s Adviser Academy in Kansas City on Tuesday morning.

Lazo and her yearbook staff at O’Bryant received some positive local media attention this year for helping to turn around the school’s yearbook program. For the first time in the school’s history, this year’s staff was able to deliver yearbooks to students before the end of the school year, allowing them to have a signing party.

Walsworth President Don Walsworth will welcome the crowd of advisers to Kansas City, and Lazo will tell her story, reinforcing that yearbooks are alive and well.

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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.