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Program of excellence

Yearbook staff earns gold based on 3 categories
Program of excellence

The yearbook staff of the 2022-2023 school year achieved the Program of Excellence premier gold level and were notified Oct. 3.
“The criteria is based on three categories,” Jostens Senior Representative Tread Sheffield said.
The three categories are based on yearbook sales, meeting deadlines and getting students in the book multiple times.

“This is not an easy award to achieve.”

— Jostens Senior Representative Tread Sheffield


In the North Texas territory only 7% receive this recognition and nationally it’s 2%.
“I am so proud of the Archer City staff because this is an even bigger challenge for them,” Sheffield said.
The yearbook staff is more challenged since theirs is a pre -K – 12th grade book.
“I thought we deserved it because we all worked super hard on it,” senior Danika Jones said.
Jones’ role in the staff is spread designer and is working on this year’s book.
“So far we have a really good plan and design and are still coming up with new ideas every day,” Jones said.
The staff improved from the bronze medal award for the 2021-2022 school year to the gold award for 2022-2023 school year.
“We’ve improved from last year because a lot of us went out of our way to complete things that were not even assigned to us,” Jones said.
Improvement is a “major” goal, Jones said.
“I think we can improve on getting everything done on time and making sure everyone does the work they need to do,” senior Brianna Howard said.
Howard is editor-in-chief.
“I feel we did really good to meet the criteria and worked hard to meet it,” Howard said.
Veterans for the newspaper know what is expected and have control.
“We had more veterans for the 2022-2023 yearbook staff, which made it easier to check everyone’s work and make sure it is correct,” Howard said.
The editors this year have become more “picky/specific” on how things should look, Howard said.
“The staff has started comparing past books and other schools’ books to see what should be done differently, and we are also trying lots of new things,” senior editor Devanny Muniz said.
It’s an “accomplishment” to get the gold level award for the 2022 – 2023 school year,” yearbook adviser Carol Cox said.
Gold was an improvement from bronze the staff received the year before.
“I’m really proud the staff was recognized for their work,” Cox said. “Creating a yearbook is a huge endeavor and to have efforts rewarded makes it even more worthwhile.”

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Carol Cox, Adviser
Going into my 26th year of teaching journalism, I advise the newspaper, yearbook and broadcast. I am blessed to work with such talented students! This is my lucky 13th year at Archer City, and I am excited to finally have the newspaper online.

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