The William Floyd School District earned five New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) awards in the organization’s 38th annual Communications Contest receiving two first-place awards, two second-place awards and one third-place award.
The first place awards are: Excellence in Writing for “WFHS Senior Receives Congressional Nomination to U.S. Naval Academy” and Excellence in Social Media for the district’s use of its five separate platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and flickr. The two second-place Honor awards are both for photography for pictures of a teacher demonstrating the proper use of a compound mitre saw and one of a varsity swimmer competing (pictured). The third-place award (Merit) is for the school district website’s design and content.
Over the past four years, the William Floyd School District has received 13 total awards in the NYSPRA competition: five Excellence awards; six Honor awards; and two Merit awards. The district is also one of only three districts in all of Long Island to be recognized with an award.
Each year, NYSPRA sponsors annual communications awards to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in educational communications. The awards contest continues to be one of the largest in the nation and provides both members and non-members with a time to shine and an opportunity to showcase exemplary communication practices. Statewide awards provide recognition for outstanding work; they also build a greater appreciation for the skills of school public relations professionals and promote a better understanding of the broad range of services rendered by education-related communications professionals.
NYSPRA is a state chapter of the National School Public Relations Association, nationally recognized for its efforts on behalf of school public relations professionals. With members representing school districts, BOCES and independent public relations agencies throughout New York, NYSPRA is dedicated to the development and dissemination of educational communications that engage parents, staff, community residents, partners in education and other stakeholders.