CCSD Department of PR and Communications Receives Recognitions from State, National Associations

November 9, 2023

The Clarke County School District is pleased to announce that its Department of Public Relations and Communications has received numerous awards and recognitions from the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) and National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).

The Department of Public Relations and Communications is responsible for communicating CCSD’s goals, objectives, and priorities to its various stakeholders through the dissemination of information in printed and audio-visual forms, media relations, and events. The department assists with crisis management/communication and provides marketing and stakeholder engagement support to individual schools and departments, language translation and interpretation services to students and families, and open records requests.

Last month, the department received five awards in GSPRA’s annual Publications, Photography, and Electronic Media Contest:

  • A Gold Award for Excellence in Writing for the script of the video accompanying the release of CCSD Superintendent Dr. Robbie Hooker’s First 100 Days Report. The department also won a Silver Award for Special Purpose Publication for the First 100 Days Report.
  • Silver Awards in Social Media for its highlighting of local Black history in the Athens-Clarke County community during Black History Month and for the New Year, New You running and fitness campaign.
  • A Bronze Award for the Better Together weekly digital newsletter. The newsletter is published on the website and delivered in English and Spanish to all families and community members who sign up to receive it every Friday during the school year. 

Earlier this year, the department also received three recognitions from NSPRA in its annual Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards: