July 14, 2010 / News / Walsworth Live

Two Kansas high schools win Yearbook Theme Competition

Written by Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Yearbook staffs from Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan., and Emporia High School in Emporia, Kan., won the Yearbook Theme Competition at the Missouri Summer Workshop last week at the University of Central Missouri.

The Theme Competition was new to the Missouri workshop this summer. Staffs had the opportunity to enter a theme package into the contest, even if working on one was not part of their workshop plans. Both Blue Valley Northwest and Emporia won a $200 Visa gift card for their yearbook program.

Blue Valley Northwest won with its theme “Fuse” for its Horizon yearbook, with the opening copy explaining how students united and blended in many ways. The staff at Emporia High won with its theme “Echoes,” which it will use in their Re-Echo yearbook for the 100th anniversary of the school.

The Missouri Workshop has a newspaper component, and the staff at Lawson High School in Lawson, Mo., won the newspaper competition, which also netted them a $200 Visa gift card.

Elizabeth Braden, CJE
Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the editor of Idea File magazine. She has been a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 10 years, writing articles for walsworthyearbooks.com and marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. She has taught at Adviser Academy. Her career has included reporting and editing for United Press International and editing for Knight-Ridder Financial News. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media News from the University of Tulsa.