Posted Date: 08/07/2017
For Release: August 7, 2017
Contact: Superintendent Kyle Lynch
(Austin)—Peyton Aufill and Laurie Ezzell of the The Canadian Record were named to the 2016–17 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), by Canadian ISD. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media from newspapers, radio and television stations, and online publications across the state were honored by their local school districts.
Criteria for the district selection included the media representatives’ efforts to get to know the superintendent, board president, and the district’s mission and goals; report school news in a fair, accurate, and balanced manner; give a high profile to positive news about schools; coverage of extracurricular events and maintain a policy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials.
Superintendent Kyle Lynch states, “Editor Laurie Ezzell runs a first rate publication and is passionate about supporting the students of Canadian. Furthermore, she operates in a professional and fair manner in reporting all operations of our District. I’d put the quality journalism of The Canadian Record up against any paper in the State”. Athletic Director Chris Koetting says of sports editor Peyton Aufill, “He works extremely hard covering not just a couple of programs, but all of them. The graphic art that he comes up with on a weekly basis are outstanding. Peyton does a tremendous job chronicling the great achievements of our student athletes”.
The Canadian ISD Board of Trustees will pass a formal resolution and present a personalized certificate to their honored news media at the August 15 Board Meeting.
TASB is a nonprofit organization established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve approximately 5.3 million public school students.