A feather in the cap for BOCES and its communications’ department:
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS – Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES School Communications Service took home five awards from the 2012 New York State School Public Relations Association competition for outstanding achievement in school communications.
Communications Specialists Barbara Coats, Fiona Mitchell and Karen Thornton won awards for print and electronic newsletters. Coats won an award of Excellence for the Mahopac Online Bulletin, an electronic newsletter introduced to the Mahopac Central School District last year.
Thornton received an award of Merit for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES’ Tech Talk, a newsletter on happenings related to the Tech Center at BOCES. Mitchell won an award of Honor for Spectrum, the Byram Hills School District’s printed newsletter; an award of Merit for Classroom Connections, Byram Hills School District’s electronic newsletter; and an award of Merit for News & Views, Chappaqua Central School’s printed newsletter.
Entries were judged by a panel of professionals from across the United States. The winners were selected from more than 400 entries in 14 categories.