On Friday, January 31, 2020, the North Carolina School Public Relations Association (NCSPRA) held its Blue Ribbon Awards for Effective Communications Ceremony at the O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. This annual recognition celebrates the excellent work of public relations and communications from districts across the state.
NCSPRA is North Carolina’s state chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This year’s ceremony included 250 awards across eight categories:
- Digital Media Engagement
- Electronic Media
- Excellence in Writing
- Image/Graphic Design
- Publications (print & electronic)
- Special Events and Programs
For the fifth year in a row, Public Information Officer Carrie Venable was recognized for her accomplishments by the organization. Her work in Mount Airy City Schools won eight awards; four gold awards - one in Electronic Media, one in Excellence in Writing, and two in Special Events/Programs; three silver - two in Digital Media Engagement and one in Excellence in Writing; and one bronze for Image/Graphic Design.
Venable noted, “It brings me great joy to celebrate and showcase the work of Mount Airy City Schools. Each of our schools have innovative programs that, when paired with our dedicated staff members and administrators, produces great success. Their accomplishments are what I’m able to communicate and build programs around. It is wonderful to have our programs and efforts recognized in this manner.”
Superintendent Dr. Kim Morrison stated, “