December 20, 2016 / Coverage Spotlight

Sherwood staff showed coverage can continue over the holidays

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Winter break arrives this week for schools, which means a time for us all to take a few days to relax around the holidays with family and friends.

However student life continues over the break, providing opportunity for your yearbook staff to capture a slice of this year to look back on years down the road. In our latest Coverage Spotlight, let’s take a look at how the 2016 staff from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland, did just that.

Sherwood’s winter break spread took a light approach and covered a wide variety of topics, including a main story on students’ New Year’s resolutions and a package of photos showing off how some students decorate their homes with lights.

There are also two sidebar graphics about gifts that use student quotes – one that uses a handwritten font and looks like a letter, showing what students asked for; and another with a collection of funny responses talking about the worst gifts students received.

Will your staff be providing any holiday break coverage this year?

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a writer and editor for walsworthyearbooks.com and a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a marketing copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 12 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.