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Local School Communicators Win State Awards

Local School Communicators Win State Awards

ESC Region 12 & Area School Districts Recognized by Texas Public School Public Relations Association

WACO, Texas - Multiple school districts were recently recognized for their exceptional work in communications at the 56th annual Star Awards Celebration, hosted by Texas Public Relations Association (TSPRA) at the Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco, Texas.

Awards were classified by media outlet, such as newsletters, posters, photography, graphics and websites and categories were further divided by the number of students served by school or region. This year, 1,331 entries were submitted, which is the highest number of entries ever received. 

“We are proud of the excellent work these communicators do every day. They tell the stories of the great work happening in Texas schools and work tirelessly to connect with parents and their communities,” said Education Service Center Executive Director Jerry Maze, Ed.D.

Region 12 Schools Districts & Foundations

Copperas Cove ISD received Gold medals for Best of Category in the Writing, and Published News Release, Edited categories. They also received seven Gold awards and seven Bronze awards in various categories, including Photo, Advertisement and Published News Release or Feature. 

Corsicana ISD and the Corsicana Education Foundation earned a Crystal Commendation Award, one of the highest award distinctions,  in the Crystal Certificates of Merit category. The district also earned three Gold and three Silver awards in photography and design. 

Hillsboro ISD Education Foundation earned a Gold medal for Best of Category in the Invitation/Announcement division. Additionally, they received a Gold award in Video-Training/Instructional and a Bronze award in Brochures.

Midway ISD Education Foundation received one Gold medal for Best of Category for Foundation/Partnership Campaign. Additionally, Midway ISD 
received six Gold awards and one Bronze award in the areas of Published News Release or Feature, Website and Poster. 

Waco ISD received a Gold medal for Best of Category in Photo- Other Subjects. 

Education Service Center

Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 received a Best of Category medal for their Print Marketing Sales book and a Gold award for their teacher preparation marketing campaign. 


The Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to promoting public schools through effective communications. With more than 900 members, TSPRA is comprised primarily of public information and communications professionals who serve the public school districts and education association, foundations and organizations of Texas. The membership also includes superintendents, school administrators, principals, executive directors, web/technology/electronic media and graphic professionals, teachers, school consultants, vendors and others who support public education in the state.


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