North Hills School District and Director of Communications Heather Pelat recently earned two Excellence in Communications Awards from PenSPRA, the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association. Each year, PenSPRA provides an opportunity for school district communication professionals to be recognized in the annual Excellence in Education Communications Contest.
NHSD received the 2021 Award of Excellence in Social Media
for the district's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). This is the competition's top honor which was awarded to just three districts across the state.
Over 200 entries were submitted from across the state by communications leaders in school districts.
Each year, PensSPRA provides an opportunity for school district communication professionals to be recognized in the annual Excellence in Education Communications Contest.
Entries are accepted in a number of categories including Crisis Management, Graphic Design, Photography, Publications, Social Media, Special Purpose Projects, Video, Website & Apps and Writing, to reflect the scope of work undertaken by communications professionals.
Awards of Excellence are given to the top entries in each category, followed by Awards of Honor and Awards of Merit.
View the complete list of last year’s winners here.
Heather Pelat has served as the district's Director of Communications since May 2019.