South Callaway High School hosts yearbook workshop

Emily O'Leary/Fulton Sun Alyssa Moses (center) addresses a breakout session at the Walsworth yearbook workshop. The annual workshop provides training to students in areas such as photography and design.

South Callaway High School hosted a Walsworth yearbook workshop on Thursday.

The workshop welcomed 79 yearbook students from nine area high schools, including students from South Callaway and Fulton high schools.

Alyssa Moses, a yearbook sales representative with Walsworth, said the workshop at South Callaway High School is one of two workshops she conducts annually. Moses conducts the other workshop at Bayless High School in St. Louis.

The workshop began with three different team activities and then split off into breakout sessions. In the breakout sessions, students received training in photography and design, Moses said.

Walsworth's yearbook workshop also featured a Canva session where students learned "how to create brand kits and market their book," Moses said.

Yearbook editors from each school also presented their yearbook theme, Moses said. Editors received constructive feedback from a panel.

Moses said a yearbook class incorporates "a lot of skills that they need for the future," such as interviewing skills, creative thinking and working as a team.

"Having an entire day dedicated to some of those things, my schools find really crucial for the success of their year," Moses said.

According to Moses, the workshop served as an opportunity to create team bonding, in addition to being "a really fun outing" for yearbook students.

"I get a lot of energy from seeing my schools, it's really the only thing that I'll ever want to do," Moses said.

Training sessions were conducted by Walsworth Publishing. The workshop was hosted by South Callaway High School, 10135 State Highway C in Mokane.