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Humble ISD wins 16 awards in state communications contest




Pictured above are staff members from the Office of Community Development and the Public Communications Office from left to right: Jamie Mount, Lori Maugans, Yvonne Harris, 2017-2018 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) President Melissa Tortorici, Jonathan Frey, Jerri Monbaron, Robin McAdams, Kiana Rios, and Christy Tarkington.


Humble ISD won 16 awards -- including three best in state awards -- in the 2017 Texas School Public Relations Association communications contest.


The district received the top award for the “Humble High School Purple Pride” brochure highlighting Humble High School activities and courses. The “Get Outta’ My Goal!” sports photo also received a Best of Category award. The photo showcased a Summer Creek High School soccer player defending the goal. Also honored as Best in Category was the “Education Foundation 2015-2016 Employee Campaign: Follow the Yellow Brick Road.”


Humble ISD received a Crystal Certificate of Merit in the celebration category for “Legacy of Leadership: Celebrating Dr. Guy Sconzo.”  Gold Star Awards were awarded for the “Go Wild – Purple Pride!” photo featuring Humble High School students; “Dr. Guy Sconzo Tribute” video; and the Humble ISD “Uplift” electronic newsletter.


Four Silver Star Awards were earned for the “Best Large District in Texas” decal, “Humble ISD Communication Plan”, the “Twitter 101” presentation, and the Humble ISD website.  Bronze Star Awards were received for the “Humble ISD Emergency Response Guide”; the “Teacher of the Year - Inspiring Moments” video; the “State of Education” presentation; “Education Foundation 2015-2016: A Year in Review” video; and the “Prize Posse 2016” video.


The work was completed by the Office of Community Development: Jerri Monbaron, Director;  Christy Tarkington, Assistant Director; Kiana Rios, Communications Specialist; and the Public Communications Office: Jamie Mount, Director; Jonathan Frey, Assistant Director; Yvonne Harris, Digital Communications Coordinator; Robin McAdams, Media Coordinator; and Lori Maugans, Digital Communications Coordinator.


The awards were announced Feb. 22 during the Texas School Public Relations Association’s 55th Annual Conference. In addition to receiving awards, Humble ISD staff were invited to present. Yvonne Harris and Lori Maugans shared how Humble ISD implemented Twitter throughout the district. Jerri Monbaron spoke about engaging Education Foundation board members to advance the mission and build capacity for the district.