Being an editor in The Talon newspaper is a huge responsibility, but being editor in chief calls for a lot of hard work, late nights, and profound writing skills. This is why the brilliant Anna Plybon (’17), is the East Forsyth newspapers editor in chief!
What is editor in chief you may ask? The editor for all four sections of The Talon. These include Features, Entertainment, Sports, and News. Plybon writes for the Entertainment section while also having to edit all of the staff articles once they have been looked over by the section editors. She also helps each section editor format the paper on InDesign and give advice when needed. “I love being an editor in chief because I enjoy editing and being able to read about ideas and opinions of the reporters on staff,” exclaimed Plybon.
Outside of school, Plybon has a small family of five and a busy schedule. Plybon is the assistant teacher for the preschool at her church during the summer. She is also on the varsity soccer team, indoor track team, and cross country team here at East Forsyth. She is the female co-captain of the cross country team. She is involved in Fellowship Christian Academy, National Honors Society, Science Honors Society, Math Honors Society, Science Honors Society, Crosby Scholars, and Leading Ladies. She is also the Captain Leader in Fellowship Christian Athletes and the president of Science Honors Society.
While juggling all these extracurricular activities, Plybon has made some exciting college decisions. She will be attending NC State in the fall for engineering. She is hoping to major in Environmental Engineering and focus on water quality and preservation in her future career.
Newspaper class is a very enjoyable experience for Plybon. “My favorite part about newspaper is distribution day because it’s exciting being able to look at the physical copy of the paper and seeing the work everyone put into their articles,” stated Plybon.
Plybon has helped many of the section editors grow on their editing and formatting skills throughout the year. “She’s such a sweet person; she’s always smiling. She’s also very helpful and stays on top of things. Whenever the editors or staff needed help, she was there to offer help and is very patient,” said Kenia Albarran (’17).
To be an editor in chief you must start out as a reporter and work your way up. “Anna is an experienced editor and is very helpful,” added Jan Fernandez-Castillo (’17). Plybon has worked hard all year to keep the staff informed and on task. “She’s helped me not only edit and format the paper, but grow to be a better editor and writer. She’s always there when I wasn’t sure what to do with InDesign, and help me figure it out,” commented Becca Glastetter (’17)
Over the past three years on the newspaper staff, Plybon has grown as a writer while keeping up with new and old friendships. “Anna and I were friends before joining the newspaper staff and being on it together has only strengthened our friendship. She is such a good editor in chief and is always willing to help me with articles or formatting,” said Tanner Whicker (’17).
Over all Plybon is a brilliant young lady who we are all excited to see flourish in her college years! Good luck Plybon!