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HCS Communications Department Wins 16 Awards for Excellence in Communications

May 12, 2023

HCS Comm TeamThe South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) celebrated the effectiveness of 201 programs and projects from across the state at its annual Rewards for Excellence awards ceremony on May 12, 2023, in Columbia. This program recognizes outstanding communications and public relations efforts by South Carolina schools, school districts, and education agencies and associations. Entries were evaluated by public relations veterans with extensive experience in educational and business communications.

The Rewards for Excellence Program features three kinds of awards:  

  • Medallion (for comprehensive public relations programs)

  • Golden Achievement (for a single project or an aspect of a comprehensive program)

  • Publications and Electronic Media (for individual products designed to improve communication)

The Horry County Schools Department of Communications won 16 awards this year. HCS was one of only two districts to win a Medallion award, and they tied for the most Golden Achievement awards this year, with four awards in that category. Here is a list of the projects that received awards:


Golden Achievement

Publications and Electronic Media

SC/NSPRA is an affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association. The state chapter is composed of over 140 school public relations practitioners, superintendents, and other educational professionals from across the state. The organization strives to foster development in the field of school public relations and to encourage meaningful community involvement in and understanding of the public school system.