HUNTSVILLE, TX (March 12, 2015) – The Huntsville ISD Communications Department received twelve Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Star Awards for excellence in school communications for the 2014 school year. The awards were announced at the TSPRA Star Awards Celebration on February 25 during the association’s 53rd annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
Each year, TSPRA recognizes communicators in school districts, education foundations, and education organizations for their outstanding work in both print and electronic media. This year, 970 entries were received across 45 main categories covering various media.
Huntsville ISD Director of Communications, Shannon Duncan, a six year member of TSPRA, submitted twelve pieces for consideration and was honored for her outstanding communications efforts with four Gold Stars, three Silver Stars, and five Bronze Stars.
“I am thrilled and extremely humbled! TSPRA Star Awards represent the very best pieces of school communication in Texas, and I am honored to have all our entries receive recognition! I grew up in this school system, and am a proud Hornet graduate, an involved parent of two, and a committed district employee. I AM HISD. I know how very important good communication is to our families and community. Student success is happening every day, in every classroom, on every campus, and in every district throughout this great state. It’s our mission as school communicators to share the positives with our stakeholders. Student success can be measured by more than one test given on one day. Hornets are excelling in Fine Arts, UIL Athletic and Academic competitions, and in our Career & Technology programs just to name a few. We have thousands of students involved in extra-curricular activities across the district which requires academic success in order to participate. Millions of dollars in scholarship monies are being awarded annually to our graduates to help them further their education and training. Using multiple avenues of communication, I will continue to work to effectively share our story and help promote our outstanding students and staff,” shared Duncan.
Based in Austin, TSPRA is an 850-member professional organization dedicated to improving public education
in Texas by promoting effective public relations practices, providing professional development, and improving
communication between Texas and public schools.