October 12, 2009 / News & Notes

Marshall honored for commitment to scholastic journalism

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Oct. 12, 2009) – The Texas Association of Journalism Educators will bestow one of its Friend of Journalism awards to Julie Marshall, the Southwest area sales manager for Walsworth Publishing Company.

The award is given to people who work outside the classroom and provide assistance and dedication to the betterment of Texas scholastic journalism, said Rhonda Moore, TAJE executive director.

“Julie was an obvious choice. She is someone journalism teachers can rely on to help them in any way possible,” Moore said.

“I am so surprised and honored,” Marshall said. “I have been so fortunate to work with many great advisers and others who are involved in scholastic journalism. I enjoy working with teachers and students in the schools. I have no idea who nominated me, but it is nice to be recognized for something you love doing every day.”

TAJE is an organization of teachers dedicated to the promotion and excellence of scholastic journalism in Texas. The organization will present awards during its convention, called Fall Fiesta 2009, from Oct. 17-19 in San Antonio.

Three other people who are active in scholastic journalism also will receive awards. Jeanne Acton, journalism director for the University Interscholastic League/Interscholastic League Press Conference, will be honored with a TAJE Friend of Journalism Award.

TAJE Trailblazer Awards, to honor people in the classroom who have led the way for other journalism teachers, will be given to Linda Puntney, JEA executive director, and Jack Kennedy, current JEA board president and newspaper adviser at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

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