Trenton, NJ - Nancy Dries, the communications coordinator for Millburn Township Public Schools, received second place in the Special Interest Publication Category at the 2017 New Jersey School Public Relations Association School Communication Awards. Her well-organized referendum infographic made voters aware of important referendum details, which helped lead to its approval. 

The ceremony awarded public relations professionals in the areas of Branding, Media Relations- Human Interest, School Newsletters, Social Media, Special Interest Publication, Video and Website. Communications professors from Rowan University’s College of Communications and Creative Arts judged the submissions.  Submissions entered in the Special Interest Publication category were judged based on reach of publications and information that were not typically included in the school district’s day-to-day media relations. 
 
“We have so much to be proud of in our schools, and we should never ever stop celebrating those stories,” explained NJSPRA president Lori Perlow in her congratulatory remarks to award winners.  

Wayne Township Public School District took first place in the category and Thomas Long of Berkeley Heights Public Schools was awarded third place.