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Chester County Intermediate Unit Wins Five National School Communication Awards

Written by: Jacquelyn Kelly, communications intern

The Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) was presented with five awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for school communication. The CCIU received national recognition amongst more than 900 other recipients for district and school communication efforts.   

NSPRA’s National School Communication Awards consist of three communication award programs: the Golden Achievement Awards, the Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards and the Gold Medallion Awards. Among these three programs, the CCIU received recognition in the Golden Achievement Awards and the Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards. 

The Golden Achievement Award is granted to schools and districts that display exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing and engagement. The CCIU received this award for its Vaccine Advocacy Campaign, a successful campaign focused on bringing vaccines to educators in the Chester County school districts. In March 2021, the CCIU hosted a two-week vaccine clinic in which over 8,500 educators and educational staff were vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Within the Publications and Digital Media Awards, the CCIU was granted four awards in three different categories: the Annual Report, Special Purpose Publication and Video (produced in-house). These awards are granted to schools and districts with outstanding education publications; marketing and informational materials; video, tv and radio programs; social media channels; or websites. The CCIU received two honorable mentions and two excellence awards in this category.   

“I’m extremely proud of the work and commitment of our communications department to produce high-quality and effective communication,” said Dr. George F. Fiore, CCIU executive director. “While these awards are based on the work of the communications team, they are a reflection of the CCIU’s continued efforts to work together through challenging situations and the CCIU is honored to receive these awards.”  

NSPRA is a nonprofit organization that has been a leader in school communication for more than 80 years and aims to provide success for all students by strengthening education through outstanding public relations and communication.