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Press Release
Sarah Loughlin, Communications Specialist
National School Public Relations Association
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ROCKVILLE, MD. (June 10, 2022) – The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) is pleased to announce that four Gold Medallion winners were selected from among 64 entries submitted by communication professionals from school districts across the United States. NSPRA’s Gold Medallion Awards program is the only national awards competition that recognizes superior educational public relations programs and campaigns grounded in strategic communication best practices.

Entries were submitted in six categories, but only four of those categories had a winner. The following school districts and their communications staff were named a 2022 NSPRA Gold Medallion recipient:

Bond/Finance Campaign
I Believe in 27J Schools
27J Schools
Brighton, Colo.
Submitted by: Janelle Asmus, APR, director of communications, Communications Department

Marketing Communication Campaign
The Road to Success Starts in Deer Valley
Deer Valley Unified School District
Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted by: Monica Allread, director, Communications and Community Engagement Department

Public Engagement / Parental Involvement Campaign
Renaming of Vance Elementary School
Asheville City Schools
Asheville, North Carolina
Submitted by: Ashley-Michelle Thublin, APR, executive director of communications, Communications Department

Special Communication Project / Campaign
VaxUp FCPS: Reestablishing Trust in the Face of Pandemic Surges
Fairfax County Public Schools
Falls Church, Virginia
Submitted by: Christie Scott, Communications Manager, Office of Communication and Community Relations

"Our 2022 winners clearly demonstrated their deep understanding of the elements of an effective school communication plan that creates an authentic, positive impact on their communities. Their work truly reflects the best in school public relations, and I am so proud of their commitment to best practices," said NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR.

Gold Medallion winners will be honored during the NSPRA President Installation and Gold Medallion Awards Ceremony Luncheon, sponsored by K12 Insight, at the NSPRA 2022 National Seminar on Wednesday, July 20, from 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. CT at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, 301 E North Water St., Chicago, Illinois.

Links to each of the winning entries can be accessed on the NSPRA website at


As the leader in school communication, NSPRA serves more than 2,300 members, who work primarily as communication directors in public school districts and education organizations throughout the United States and Canada. NSPRA provides high quality professional development programming through on-demand learning, an annual National Seminar, webinars, online forums and resources. For more information, visit NSPRA’s website at

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