Golden Achievement Award

Golden Achievement Award

The Golden Achievement Award recognizes exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement. Each entry is judged individually against the contest criteria - not against other entries - and judges select as many winners as meet the award criteria.

2020 Golden Achievement Award Winners

  • Asheville (N.C) City Schools
    Asheville City Schools' 2019 Superintendent Search
    Ashley-Michelle Thublin, Executive Director of Communications

  • Bethel School District, Spanaway, Wash.
    Bethel Strategic Communication Plan
    Douglas Boyles, Communications Director

  • CEL Marketing PR Design, Minneapolis, Minn.
    Branding Richfield (Minn.) Public Schools
    Janet Swiecichowski, Vice President

  • CESA 7, Green Bay, Wisc.
    150 Years of Slinger History
    Dean Leisgang, Director of Communications

  • CESA 7, Green Bay, Wisc.
    STEAM in Wisconsin
    Dean Leisgang, Director of Communications

  • CESA 7, Green Bay, Wisc.
    Neenah Referendum Video Series
    Dean Leisgang, Director of Communications

  • Cherokee County School District, Canton, Ga.
    CCSD Anti-Vaping Campaign
    Barbara Jacoby, Chief Communications Officer

  • Colorado Springs (Colo.) School District 11
    Inspire Every Mind
    Devra Ashby, Communications Director/ PIO

  • Corona-Norco USD, Norco, Calif.
    Fake Threats Public Service Announcement
    Evita Tapia-Gonzalez, Communications Administrative Director

  • Dayton City (Ohio) School District
    Be Present for a Better Future Attendance Campaign
    Alexandra Kincaid, Writer and Content Specialist

  • Fayette County (Ga.) Public School System
    Where Excellence and Creativity Merge
    Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, Public Information Officer

  • Fort Wayne (Ind.) Community Schools
    Slow. Stop. Stay. Allen County Stop Arm Campaign
    Krista Stockman, Public Information Officer

  • Garland (Texas) ISD
    Tinsel & Trivia
    Tiffany Veno, Communications Director

  • Gaston County Schools, Gastonia, N.C.
    Big 50 Employee Talent Show
    Todd Hagans, Chief Communications Director

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, N.C.
    GCS Choice Showcase 2020
    Nora Shoptaw, APR, Program Administrator of Communications

  • Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, N.C.
    Celebration of Excellence 2019
    Nora Shoptaw, APR, Program Administrator of Communications

  • Henderson County Public Schools, Hendersonville, N.C.
    "In the Lab" Videos
    Molly McGowan Gorsuch, Public Information Officer

  • Henderson County Public Schools, Hendersonville, N.C.
    "Why Shop Around?" Marketing Campaign
    Molly McGowan Gorsuch,Public Information Officer

  • Highline Public Schools, Burien, Wash.
    Employee Benefits: Transitioning to a Statewide Program
    Tove Tupper, Assistant Director of Communications

  • Higley Unified, Mesa, Ariz.
    Wellness Campaign
    Michelle Reese, APR, Public Relations Coordinator

  • Jeffco Public Schools, Golden, Colo.
    #TeamJeffco: An Internal Communications Makeover
    Cameron Bell, Executive Director, Media Relations & Public Information

  • Jeffco Public Schools, Golden, Colo
    Jeffco Public Schools: Reimagining the Jeffco Brand
    Tammy Schiff, Chief Communications Officer

  • Jeffco Public Schools, Golden, Colo
    Jeffco Builds: A Bond Communications Program
    Tammy Schiff, Chief Communications Officer

  • Kalamazoo RESA, Vicksburg, Mich.
    Kalamazoo RESA Career & Technical Education Millage Proposal
    Carolann Hall, Communications Specialist

  • Kenosha (Wisc.) Unified School District
    Amplifying appreciation in KUSD
    Tanya Ruder, Chief Communications Officer

  • Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation, Fortville, Ind.
    MV Community Champions
    Maria Bond, Director of Community Relations

  • North Thurston Public Schools , Lacey, Wash.
    North Thurston Public Schools Bond and Levy 2020
    Courtney Schrieve, Executive Director Communications

  • Omaha (Neb.)Public Schools
    #OPSPRoud: Passing the State's 2nd Largest School Bond Issue in the Midst of Budget Cuts
    Kala Morrissey, Coordinator of Marketing and Visual Information

  • Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, Fla.
    The Osceola School District's SMART Bus
    Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer

  • Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, Fla.
    The Osceola School District's Social Media
    Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer

  • Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, Fla.
    I Believe In You Video
    Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer

  • Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, Fla.
    School Board and Superintendent Monthly Newsletters
    Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer

  • Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, Fla.
    Osceola School District Strategic Plan
    Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer

  • Pioneer School District , Shelton, Wash.
    Pioneer School District Capital Levy 2019
    John Gummel, Superintendent

  • Pittsford (N.Y.) Central School District
    ROC2Change
    Nancy Wayman, Director of Communication

  • Proviso Township High Schools District 209, Forest Park, Ill.
    One Team, One Goal, One Proviso' Community Outreach Initiative
    Cynthia Moreno, Director of Communications

  • Proviso Township High Schools District 209, Forest Park, Ill.
    One Proviso' Back to School Bash
    Cynthia Moreno, Director of Communications

  • Radnor Township School District, Wayne, Pa.
    How You Made A Difference To Me: Students Write and Read Letters of Gratitude
    Michael Petitti, Director of Communications

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Overland Park, Kans.
    Strategic Plan Implementation
    Laura Harsch, Communications Coordinator

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Overland Park, Kans.
    Scholarship Shawnee Mission: Student Recognition Program
    Laura Harsch, Communications Coordinator

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Overland Park, Kans.
    Shawnee Mission 50th Anniversary
    Laura Harsch, Communications Coordinator

  • Shawnee Mission School District, Overland Park, Kans.
    Engaging the Community in Facilities Feedback
    Laura Harsch, Communications Coordinator

  • Socorro ISD, El Paso, Texas
    Team SISD Open Enrollment Campaign
    Daniel Escobar, Chief Communications Officer

  • Socorro ISD, El Paso, Texas
    Socorro ISD State of the District
    Daniel Escobar, Chief Communications Officer

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Covington, La.
    Securing Our Future Election
    Angela Daviston Dugan, Communications Manager; Chris Yandle, Communications Specialist; and Meredith Mendez, Director of Communications.

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Covington, La.
    The Voices of STPPS. Telling Our Authentic Story Together on Social Media
    Angela Daviston Dugan, Communications Manager; Chris Yandle, Communications Specialist; and Meredith Mendez, Director of Communications.

  • St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Covington, La.
    Leading the Way District Theme
    Angela Daviston Dugan, Communications Manager; Chris Yandle, Communications Specialist; and Meredith Mendez, Director of Communications.

  • Union County Public Schools, Monroe, N.C.
    #StartWithHello Week Social Media Campaign - Union County Public Schools
    Becky Swiger, Web Communications Coordinator

  • Westerville (Ohio) City Schools
    Westerville City Schools Transportation Recruitment Campaign
    Greg Viebranz, Executive Director, Communications & Technology

 


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