Archer Wins its Fourth Press Freedom Award for Supporting Student Media

Archer was among 12 schools to receive the 2019 First Amendment Press Freedom Award in February for actively supporting its student-run media publications and allowing students to make all final content decisions without interference from School administrators. This is the fourth time Archer has received the award.
The Journalism Education Association, National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll International Honor Society select public and private schools for the award after reviewing questionnaires submitted by journalism advisers, student editors, and school principals as well as the policies of media staffs.

"I am deeply grateful for our administration's continued support of the publications program," said Ms. Taylor, who advises The Oracle and Hestia's Flame. She added that Archer's support of its student journalists is in line with the School's mission to strengthen girls' voices, promote challenge seeking, and graduate courageous, committed, and ethical young women.

Archer will be recognized in April at the National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim for winning the First Amendment Press Freedom Award. The Oracle is also a finalist for the Online Pacemaker Award, which will be announced at the convention.