FISD staff members won 12 awards at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) conference held in Galveston recently. Winners include Dayna Owen, Jolly Ayrhart and Paige Ridout. Not pictured is FHS webmaster Jane Ann Quevedo.

FISD wins 12 TSPRA awards

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FISD staff members won 12 awards at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) conference held in Galveston recently. Winners include Dayna Owen, Jolly Ayrhart and Paige Ridout. Not pictured is FHS webmaster Jane Ann Quevedo.

FISD staff members won 12 awards at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) conference held in Galveston recently. Winners include Dayna Owen, Jolly Ayrhart and Paige Ridout. Not pictured is FHS webmaster Jane Ann Quevedo.

The Friendswood ISD Communications Department and the FISD Education Foundation brought home 12 awards, including two top distinctions at the annual Texas School Public Relations Association conference held at the Galveston Convention Center in Feb. 20-23.

FISD won two prestigious Best of Category awards for districts less than 10,000 for FISD Website Original Design and FISD’s TRE School Funding Poster Design.

The Best of Category award goes to the top Gold Star entry in each competition category, with school districts competing against same-sized districts.

In addition, the district won these awards: Gold Star for Website and the TRE poster, Silver Star for 7 Perks for FISD Employees Flyer, Be Our Guest Thanksgiving Feast Invitation, FISD Through the History Computerized Presentation, PreK/Kinder Registration Poster, and Character Road Website Original Design and Bronze Star for District Quick Facts Flyer.

The FISD Education Foundation won a Silver Star for Southern Charm Gala Invitation and a Bronze Star for the FISD Ed Foundation Annual Sporting Clay Fall Fundraiser.

The winning entries were completed by Dayna Owen, Jolly Ayrhart, Jane Ann Quevedo, and Paige Ridout.

The Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to promoting public schools through effective communications. TSPRA, an award winning chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), was chartered in 1962 and incorporated in 1977.

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.

TSPRA provides professional development, resources and networking opportunities for our members and others in the education community.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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