The Cherokee County School District won eight awards in the Georgia School Public Relations Association’s Annual Publications, Photography and Electronic Media Contest. The total tied CCSD with Gwinnett County for the most awards won by a school system in the statewide competition.
The awards were presented at the association’s 2011 Annual Conference in Atlanta on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 and were accepted on behalf of CCSD by Barbara Jacoby, Director of Public Information, Communications and Partnerships. The entries are judged by an out-of-state panel of school public relations professionals.
“It is an honor for the School District’s staff to be recognized by its peers for the work we see as our duty: to keep students, parents and employees, as well as the greater community, informed of our operations on a daily basis,” Mrs. Jacoby said. “Communication is an integral aspect of the School District’s success and an important focus of the Superintendent and the School Board. We are committed to continuous improvement and expansion of how we share our message with the community.”
The winning entries represent the work of not only the Office of Public Information, but departments Districtwide, with several awards recognizing the contributions of specific employees, as noted below:
• Cherokee’s Renaissance in Education, Photography Category, Gold Award of Merit: Carrie Budd, Coordinator of Community Relations and Publications
• Annual Report of District Progress, Annual Report Category, Silver Award of Merit
• Teacher of the Year, Photography Category, Silver Award of Merit: Carrie Budd, Coordinator of Community Relations and Publications
• 2010-11 CCSD Pocket Calendar, Calendar Category, Bronze Award of Merit
• CCSD 2010-11 Student/Parent Handbook, Student/Parent Handbook Category, Bronze Award of Merit
• District Delegate, Newsletter/Newspaper Category, Bronze Award of Merit: Penny Dempsey, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
• 2011 Legislative Program, Special Purpose Publication Category, Bronze Award of Merit