December 10, 2009 / News

Utah school selling old yearbooks to raise money

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Does your school have an archive of unsold yearbooks from past years just sitting around gathering dust? That seemed to be the case at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum, Utah, so adviser Brent Jeppesen and the staff decided to make a little money off the old books.

The staff got the idea to sell the back copies of the yearbook, Cavalier, once they realized the school owned multiple copies from almost every year since Mountain Crest opened in 1983.

As Jeppesen explained to the local newspaper, every old book sold gives the yearbook program a chance to recoup money.

What kind of fund-raisers has your yearbook staff taken part in? Has your school ever sold past issues of the yearbook?


  • shannon woods

    How successful has this been? what did you price the old books at? how did students/ commnity respond?

  • Leland M.

    Well…..don’t leave me hanging! I’m looking for a yearbook from 1987.

    • Hi Leland –

      The thing to do is email the school’s yearbook adviser and see if they have the 1987 yearbook. According to the linked article from the local newspaper, here’s the information. Hope that helps!

      Mountain Crest yearbooks are available from all years except 1986-89, 1993, 1998-99.

      Prices: 2009 book costs $25, with a yearbook DVD available for $5. The 2008 book costs $15, with a DVD for $1. All others cost $8.

      To purchase, contact Brent Jeppesen at brent.jeppesen@ccsdut.org

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.