June 8, 2010 / News

Tarpon Springs yearbook adviser retiring after 31 years

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The Yearbooks Blog would like to send out congratulations and good luck wishes to adviser Kenneth Henderson from Florida’s Tarpon Springs High School, who is retiring this year after 31 years as a yearbook adviser.

This article from the St. Petersburg Times recaps some of Henderson’s career highlights, and quotes some of his former students on the impact Henderson made on their life.

Henderson has a special relationship with Tarpon Springs High, where he was also a student. As he told the Times, leaving his job as an adviser has been emotional.

“I’m attached to my students,” Henderson said. “Students are like my family. I overall had a great relationship with the majority of the students and great relationships with some of the teachers. Tarpon High is our family.”

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.