wspra awards

Kelso School District won six state-wide awards at the Washington School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) Awards Banquet on April 28. Three of the six earned Best in Category, and one was awarded a Perfect Score – which means every judge rated the work as “Excellent.”

The annual awards recognized public relations work from school districts across Washington in 13 categories, ranging from branding packages, print and digital publications, to video, web, and writing. Two Best in Category awards were given in each category, one for districts with enrollment over 10,000 and one for districts with enrollment under 10,000. Of the 184 total works that won awards, five received a Perfect Score, regardless of size of district.

Kelso School District awards were:

  • Annual Report – Best in Category and Perfect Score
  • Branding/Image Package – Award of Merit (Lexington Elementary branding)
  • Email Newsletter – Best in Category (Family Connection – external newsletter)
  • Email Newsletter – Award of Merit (Inside Connection – internal newsletter)
  • Print Newsletter – Best in Category (Hilander Highlights)
  • Special Purpose Publication – Honorable Mention (Getting To & From School – Lexington)