For the second year in a row, the William Floyd School District has been selected to receive five New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) awards in the organization’s 39th annual Communications Contest for its work in school public relations and communications taking home one second-place award (Honor) and four third-place awards (Merit). Over the past five years, the district has received 18 awards in the annual competition including five first-place awards (Excellence), seven second-place awards (Honor) and six third-place awards (Merit). William Floyd is just one of three school districts on Long Island to be recognized.
The award-winning submissions include the Honor award for the video, “William Floyd Capital Project Vote,” which detailed in video format the exciting forthcoming capital project that was overwhelmingly approved by residents of the William Floyd School District with a 91% passage rate on October 30, 2017. The other award-winning selections include two in the “Excellence in Writing” category: “Freshman Student Athlete Overcomes Adversity to Shine” and “WFHS Senior Earns Suffolk County Large School Player of the Year, All-State Accolades,” along with two photographs, a picture of “Rosie the Reading dog” during the celebration of her one millionth read at Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School (pictured below) and a picture of William Floyd Elementary School students and school librarian Margaret Finne each peering through a magnifying glass during their annual Museum Day celebration (pictured below).
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.