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KCSD communications efforts recognized at state level

July 19, 2021

KCSD communications efforts recognized at state levelThe Kershaw County School District (KCSD) received 19 awards including five “Best in Show” honors in a statewide educational communications contest.

The South Carolina Chapter of the National Public Relations Association’s (SC/NSPRA) 2021 Rewards for Excellence program honors communications efforts by South Carolina schools, school districts, and education agencies and associations. More than 100 (108) communication plans, projects, initiatives and programs were recognized during the program that premiered on YouTube last week.

“Good communication is critical to the success of any program,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “I appreciate the efforts of our staff to go ‘above and beyond' with our communication efforts during a school year that provided additional challenges in doing that.”

The Rewards for Excellence Program features three awards programs: Medallion (for comprehensive public relations programs), Golden Achievement (for a single project or an aspect of a comprehensive program), and Publications and Electronic Media (for individual products designed to improve communication). “Best in Show” awards are given to the top-scoring entry in each category in the Golden Achievement and Publications and Electronic Media programs.

KCSD “Best in Show” award winners included the district’s State of the District in the Golden Achievement program, the district’s Youtube Channel in the Social Media category and the district’s Welcome Video in the Outside Contractor Video category. Other “Best in Show” awards were given to Wateree Elementary School for its “The PRINCIPAL of the Matter” social media videos and Woolard Technology Center for its Agriculture Video.

Other KCSD award winners were:

The Rewards for Excellence program can be viewed on SC/NSPRA’s Youtube Channel.

Mary Anne Byrd