July 9, 2010 / News

Seattle-area high school turns up the yearbook sales

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

For generations, the yearbook has been a valued item at Renton High School in suburban Seattle.

In an article from the Renton Reporter, the collection manager of the school’s history museum said back issues of the yearbook are “easily the most requested resource.”

Unfortunately, according to the Reporter article, Renton’s yearbook sales struggled in recent years with the downturn in the economy. But this year’s yearbook staff successfully increased sales and changed “the culture of the yearbook.”

Next year, Renton will produce the 100th edition of its yearbook and the article provides some wonderful examples of the historical significance of the yearbook for Renton students.

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.