Two named to All-State Journalism staff

Knobloch, Warren first to receive this honor


Carol Cox

Senior Morgan Knobloch receives All-State Journalism staff award from Principal Vance Morris at the first day of school assembly.

The University Interscholastic League recently announced that Taylor Warren and Morgan Knobloch have been named to the 2014-2015 All-State Journalism staff.

“It felt really awesome to be recognized by the school for our accomplishments in journalism,” senior Morgan Knobloch said. “I was kind of nervous having to stand up in front of everybody to get the award.”

Thanks to the last minute finding of the application by journalism adviser Carol Cox, Warren and Knobloch were the first Archer City students to receive this award.

“I was actually at the UIL Capitol Conference,” Ms. Cox  said, “when the director of journalism, Jeanne Acton, told me about it.”

Ms. Cox then informed Knobloch and Warren about the staff.

“I was pretty excited about the possibility of getting accepted onto the staff,” Knobloch said.

Thinking them to be qualified, Ms. Cox said she urged Knobloch and Warren to fill out the application.

“As editors of their publication and highly involved in UIL, I thought they would be good candidates.” Ms. Cox said.

To make the staff, students had to earn at least 50 points through awards they had previously earned through journalism.

As editors of their publication and highly involved in UIL, I thought they would be good candidates.”

— Journalism Adviser Carol Cox

“Both Morgan and Taylor met the specifications needed to make the staff,” Ms. Cox said. “They both deserved to make the staff, and I’m glad that they did.”

Warren’s parents said that they are overjoyed for their daughter.

“We are very proud of Taylor,” science teacher LeeAnne Warren said. “And we are glad that all of her hard work has paid off.”

Superintendent C.D. Knobloch said that he is thrilled for Morgan.

“We are so happy that all of her hard work has finally paid off.” Mr. Knobloch said, “Her teachers have done wonders with her.”

Journalism adviser Carol Cox reads the letter announcing that 2015 graduate Taylor Warren was named to the All-State Journalism staff.

Mr. Knobloch said that being in the journalism department helps students be better prepared for their futures.

“By becoming better writers every year through journalism class, students will benefit in college as well as in the work force,” Mr. Knobloch said. “When you’re trying to get into college, every feather you have in your hat will increase your chances for admission.”