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Chapter Awards

For a complete list of Chapter Award recipients click here.

TSPRA's 2017 Chapter Award recipients were announced at the TSPRA Annual Conference in Galveston, Texas. They are Veronica Sopher, Fort Bend ISD, Professional Achievement; Patti Pawlik-Perales, Alamo Heights ISD, Most Valuable Member; Kim Cathey, Floresville ISD, Rookie of the Year; K-TOR Radio, Galveston ISD, Bright ISD Award; and Chris Saldaña, CBS KEYE-TV Austin, Texas, Media Award.

Professional Achievement Award - sponsored by Relatrix
The recipient shall be a person employed full time in the field of school public relations, hold professional membership in TSPRA for at least ten years and during that time exhibited a creative, dedicated, and professional approach to school communications.

Most Valuable Member Award - sponsored by West/SchoolMessenger Solutions
The recipient shall be a member of TSPRA who has contributed significantly to the improvement of the association.

Rookie Of The Year - sponsored by O'Connell Robertson
The recipient shall be employed full time in the field of school public relations, hold professional membership in TSPRA, and exhibit a creative, dedicated, and professional approach to school communications. This person shall be a member of TSPRA and shall not have been employed in school public relations for more than 36 months at the time of the nomination deadline.

Bright Idea Award - sponsored by Elementary Schoolmate
This award shall go to a TSPRA member and/or TSPRA nominee for outstanding ideas, strategies, projects or programs designed to promote public education in Texas through effective communications. To be considered for the award, an entry must be creative, unusual, effective, and adaptable.

Media Award - sponsored by Blackboard
To be given to a print or broadcast journalist whose work has made a positive impact in informing the public on education issues and in communicating the good news of public education.