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?

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 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.