GREENSBORO, NC 26 JANUARY 2018- School public relations professionals across the state were honored for the products of their craft during the North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) annual Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communications celebration at the O. Henry Hotel in Greensboro. Thirty-eight school districts out of the 115 schools districts in North Carolina, were recognized for outstanding work with awards in eight categories.
This year, Orange County Schools earned 9 total awards (3 gold awards, 3 silver awards, and 3 bronze awards) in the following categories: Digital Media Engagement, Excellence in Writing, Image/Graphic Design, Publications, and Special Events & Programming.
NCSPRA President Todd Hagans, Executive Director of Community Relations & Communications for Gaston County Schools, said entries of the award winners rivaled the best work of public relations practitioners in any field. “Blue Ribbon Awards are the highest honor in our organization and they validate the superior work done by my colleagues this year,” Hagans said. “This roster of excellence is tangible evidence that NCSPRA's public relations professionals are among the nation’s finest and that they are producing cutting edge communications and products that support their schools and school systems.”