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Bethlehem Area School District Earns Six State Awards for Video, Social Media, and COVID-19 Crisis Management

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Bethlehem Area School District Earns Six State Awards for Video, Social Media, and COVID-19 Crisis Management

 

BETHLEHEM, PA, July 2021 - The Bethlehem Area School District won six awards in the 2021 Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) “Excellence in Education Communication” contest, including two awards for its COVID-19 / Crisis Management Response, and an award for Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy’s Twitter account.

 

The PenSPRA Awards represent an annual Excellence In Education Communications Contest. Entries are accepted in a number of categories to reflect the scope of work often undertaken by communications professionals throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

 

“Public schools depend on the support of their community members,” said Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph J. Roy. “In turn, the district takes seriously its responsibility to inform the community of our many accomplishments. We are proud that our communications efforts have been recognized with these awards.”

 

The Bethlehem Area School District earned awards in the following categories and levels with links to the original projects included.



Writing 

Award of Merit 

Air Products Salute to Diversity Awards: https://bit.ly/3csYpz0



COVID-19 and/or Crisis Management Category Winners 

Award of Honor 

COVID-19 Update Reopening Plan: https://bit.ly/3xMoz7M

Award of Merit 

COVID-19 Case Dashboard: https://www.basdschools.org/covid19dashboard



Videos 

Award of Honor 

The S.T.E.P.S Program: https://bit.ly/35LxquB

Award of Merit

Bethlehem Area School District Employee of the Month: https://bit.ly/3d7qdZN

 

Social Media

Award of Merit

Superintendent Dr. Joseph J. Roy’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/basdsupt



The full list of winners can be found at: https://penspra.com/contest-winners/

 

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About the Bethlehem Area School District

The Bethlehem Area School District is the 6th largest school district in Pennsylvania serving nearly 14,000 culturally and economically diverse students in 22 community-based schools. The district serves five municipalities: City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township, Freemansburg, and Fountain Hill.  The district enjoys numerous community partnerships with universities, businesses, and arts providers that extend the schools’ rich curricular and co-curricular offerings.

 

About The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA)

Chartered in 1969, PenSPRA is an organization of school public relations professionals whose goal is to improve educational communication and support student achievement through systematic, proactive, and responsible public relations programs.