The fantastic adventures of Yearbook Wally

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Meet Yearbook Wally. Wally is your normal, All-American high schooler who loves finding new stories and loves seeing new places.

Wally loved yearbooks more than any high school kid in the whole world, and he spent hours working on his school’s yearbook. Then one day, during a frantically busy deadline, a pile of yearbooks fell and Wally was squished flat between them, earning him the nickname “Yearbook Wally.”

Miraculously, Wally survived and is sporting the slimmed down look you see today. Now, Yearbook Wally will be heading out on his first great journey this week with Walsworth – to the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Portland!

All week long, you will be able to follow the adventures of Yearbook Wally as he travels to Portland, takes in the sights at the convention and meets new friends.

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.