Delavan-Darien School District Earns Spectrum Award for Merit in School Communications

Ashley Duchemin, Marketing & Communications Director at the Delavan-Darien School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with three Spectrum Award of Merit’s for her work in school communications.

WSPRA presented the Spectrum Awards at its annual conference held November 16-18, 2022. The Delavan-Darien School District earned two Award of Merit’s for its Advertising/Marketing pieces, one for the DD Technical School Mailer and one for the Recruitment Tri-fold Brochure for the Delavan-Darien School District. A third Award of Merit was earned for the Comet Community Chronicle monthly newsletter.

Spectrum Awards recognize high-quality public relations efforts produced by or on behalf of Wisconsin school districts. This year, this statewide competition honored over 40 school districts with awards.

“The work submitted by the Spectrum Award winners is a testament to the importance of school communications and community engagement. They exemplify the very best communication work in school districts across the state,” said WSPRA President Joelle Doye of the Mineral Point Unified School District. “The winners demonstrate the critical role communication professionals play in education and the value of engaging stakeholders in order to build community support for Wisconsin’s schools.”

WSPRA’s Spectrum Awards were judged by members of other school public relations associations in 20 different states, from New York to California.  All entries were judged on a 30-point scale in six areas: goals and objectives, research and planning, execution and evaluation, results, language, and design.

The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) is a professional association representing schools, school districts, educational associations, consulting agencies and organizations.

WSPRA is a state affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The mission of WSPRA is to expand the capacity of its members to provide effective communication management for the purpose of strengthening educational opportunities for all students.