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PISD Communication team captures 35 excellence in PR awards

PISD Communication team captures 35 excellence in PR awards
Posted on 02/22/2019
 PISD Communication team captures 35 excellence in PR awards

TSPRA Star Awards_Pasadena ISD Communications
The Pasadena ISD Communication Department brings home 35 TSPRA Star Awards. Pictured from left to right: Bruce Stone, communication coordinator; Rob Smith, multimedia specialist; Art Del Barrio, director of communication; Lori Grande, graphic designer; Dwight Henson, communication specialist; Reesha Brown, communication and alumni coordinator; and Jade Wise, communication specialist.


PISD Communication team captures 35 excellence in PR awards

The Pasadena ISD communication team traveled to Bastrop for the Texas School Public Relations Associations (TSPRA) annual conference and they brought home 35 Star awards.

TSPRA gives communication professionals an opportunity to share ideas and attend professional development classes regarding the latest trends and issues affecting schools and school public relations.  

To close out the conference, TSPRA hosts an awards banquet to recognize the best of the best in school PR with awards in over 50 categories.

The Pasadena ISD communication team brought home the Crystal Commendation award in the Bond Election category. Lori Grande, graphic designer, earned an individual Best of Category medal for a graphic, entitled, “Our Hearts and Prayers are with the Santa Fe ISD Community;” in addition to a team medal with Reesha Brown, communication and alumni coordinator, for a program showcasing the volunteer work of PISD Vanguard Community Service award winners.

Director of Communication Art Del Barrio, who has led the team to new heights, said the awards are a testament to the talent and skills of the employees in the department.

“Our team has been empowered to know they can compete with the best in the state,” said Del Barrio. “Their dedication to their craft is evident as they demonstrate a desire to continue to grow as journalists, photographers, graphic artists, programmers, videographers and public relations strategists. We are blessed to work at Pasadena ISD and be able to tell the stories of our students, staff and the district.”

Crystal Star Certificate of Merit Award for Staff/Student Recognition

  • 2017 Bond/TRE Campaign - Art Del Barrio, Bruce Stone, Reesha Brown, Jade Wise, Dwight Henson, Lori Grande and Rob Smith

Gold Medal (Best of Category)

  • 2018 Vanguard Community Service Award - Program – Reesha Brown, Lori Grande and Jade Wise
  • Our Hearts are with Santa Fe Facebook - Graphic – Lori Grande and Art Del Barrio

Gold Star

  • See To Succeed - Video Feature Story - Rob Smith
  • South Houston High School: Education in Plastics Manufacturing - Video Marketing - Rob Smith
  • Naughty or Nice - Video News/Information - Rob Smith
  • Passion Pride and Purpose - Advertisement Published Print - Bruce Stone and Reesha Brown
  • SHHS Over Shoulder Catch - Photo Sports Subjects - Jade Wise
  • Dobie’s Delgado Peel’s Back the Silence with Passion for Art and others - Published News Release - Jade Wise
  • PISD Student earns full ride to Yale - Writing - Dwight Henson
  • See to Succeed – Photo - Other SubjectsDwight Henson
  • Apply now to CTHS - Video Marketing - Dwight Henson and Jade Wise
  • Vanguard* - Program – Reesha Brown, Lori Grande and Jade Wise
  • Our Hearts are with Santa Fe Facebook Graphic* - Holiday/Commemorative – Lori Grande and Art Del Barrio
  • Keller Middle School 10-Year Anniversary - Invitation/Announcement - Lori Grande
  • We Love our Counselors Facebook and Website Graphic - Holiday/Commemorative - Lori Grande
  • Pomeroy crossing guard hangs up yellow vest - Published News or Feature - Reesha Brown
  • Principal Appreciation Month Poster - Poster - Lori Grande

Silver Award

  • Dual Credit Booklet - Booklet - Bruce Stone
  • PISD Strong - Photo Other Subjects  - Bruce Stone
  • Cornerstone T-Shirt Design - Logo/Trademark or Symbol - Lori Grande
  • SHHS Long Jump - Photos Sports Subjects - Jade Wise
  • YouTube Star gives back to Burnett Elementary - Published News or Feature - Jade Wise
  • Harryman named Breakfast hero for Harvey Heroics - Published News or Feature - Jade Wise
  • Turner Dads raise the bar with the Watch D.O.G.S Program - Video Documentary - Dwight Henson
  • Not Your average Kid: Andrew Hootman - Video Feature Story - Dwight Henson
  • Vanguard Poster - Poster - Lori Grande and Reesha Brown
  • Vanguard Logo - Logo Trademark/Symbol - Lori Grande
  • PISD in need of band and orchestra instruments - Published News Feature - Art Del Barrio

Bronze Award

  • New Kaboom! Playground at South Houston Elementary - Video Feature Story - Rob Smith
  • Pasadena ISD CTE Culinary Arts Van - Video Marketing - Rob Smith
  • We saved you a seat - Video Promotional - Bruce Stone, Dwight Henson, Art Del Barrio, Rob Smith
  • Thompson Intermediate - After the Hurricane - Video Feature Story - Bruce Stone and Art Del Barrio
  • Dobie Senior Community Project aids in Harvey Relief – Published News or Feature - Jade Wise
  • Pasadena ISD’s Education Foundation Says Thank You to All its Donors – Video Marketing – Dwight Henson