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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