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The Newton County School System Office of Public Relations has received state recognition for publications produced during the 2013-2014 school year. In all, the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) awarded the district six awards—three gold, two Best in Category, and one bronze.

Items submitted for consideration included the district website,; two electronic publications—Board Notes, a monthly recap of school board meetings, and Thursday Folder, a weekly compilation of NCSS news stories; and NCSS Quarterly Reports, a compilation of quarterly reports from each of the district’s 23 schools.

Both the Newton County School System website and the NCSS Board Notes not only won Gold awards but also took home the awards for Best in Category. The NCSS Thursday Folder also won a Gold award while NCSS Quarterly Reports earned a Bronze award.

School Public Relations Departments throughout the state were eligible to participate in the Georgia School Public Relations Association’s recognition program.  The publications were judged by members of the North Carolina School Public Relations Association.

 “Our goal is to keep our stakeholders continually informed of important information regarding our school district,” said Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools. “It’s an honor to have our publications receive statewide recognition.”