April 26, 2012 / News

Roslyn High making statue part of the yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

For more than five decades, the statue of the Horse Tamer has stood in front of Roslyn High School in East Hills, N.Y.

As this article from Newsday.com recounted, the well-known marble statue went through wear and tear over the years, losing various pieces before finally being moved to go through a restoration project recently. That’s when the Roslyn yearbook staff, with the help of their Walsworth yearbook rep John St. Pierre, came up with an idea to include a bit of the statue in the 2012 yearbook.

While watching work crews secure the statue for its move to begin restoration in February, St. Pierre got the idea for grinding part of the old statue up and using the dust in the ink used to create the Roslyn yearbook.

St. Pierre told Newsday the inspiration came from a 2008 yearbook Walsworth did for the University of Notre Dame, which used pieces of gold from the school’s iconic dome.

Now, the 2012 Roslyn yearbook is being marketed as having a little “Horse Tamer history.”

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ 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.