April 10, 2017 / 2017 Spring JEA/NSPA / News

Three Walsworth Yearbooks schools finish first at Seattle Best of Show

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Three Walsworth Yearbooks schools took the top prize in their yearbook category at the Best of Show contest this past weekend at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle. Overall, 11 schools whose 2016 yearbooks were printed by Walsworth placed in the Best of Show.

Legend from Boone High School in Orlando, Florida, placed first in the Yearbook 337 or More Pages category. In the same category, Pride from Franklin High School in El Paso, Texas, placed second; Hauberk from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, was third; and Lair from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, Kansas, finished seventh.

Indian from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas, finished first in the Yearbook 289-336 Pages category.

In the Yearbook 232 or Fewer Pages category, Hoofbeats from Burges High School in El Paso, Texas, placed first. Wings from Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, California, placed third. The Torch from Orange Glen High School in Escondido, California, finished fifth; and Tenas Coma from Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington, placed 10th.

In the Junior High Yearbook category, The Scrapbook from Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Indiana, placed third; and The Round-Up from Woodland Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, finished ninth.

All the Best of Show winners can be found on the NSPA website.

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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.