Return to Headlines

CCSD leads state with 21 awards in SC/NSPRA’s Rewards for Excellence




CCSD Division of Strategy and Communications, along with five schools, combined to receive a state-best 21 awards in the 2022 Rewards for Excellence program, sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA). The honors include three “Best in Show” honors in the District Excellence in Writing category, School Social Media (Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies, and School Website (R.B. Stall High School).

SC/NSPRA recognized 119 programs and projects from across the state during a ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022, in Columbia.

Rewards for Excellence recognizes outstanding communications and public relations efforts by South Carolina schools, school districts, and education agencies and associations. Public relations veterans with extensive experience in educational and business communications evaluated a total of 217 entries from the school and district levels.

The program features the following three main awards categories:  

  • 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 following entries from the district and CCSD schools were honored in this year’s Rewards for Excellence program:


Excellence in Writing - It all starts with a conversationBest in Show

Excellence in Writing - NCHS offers class on “street law” for aspiring lawyers

Excellence in writing - Pulse of CCSD – Child Development teacher brightens everyone’s day

Excellence in Writing - Pulse of CCSD – Phillip Caston cataloging high school memories year after year at Wando

Excellence in Writing - Students at Laing expand Go Baby Go project with community donations 

Photography – Laurel Hill “Snow Day” 1 

Photography – Laurel Hill “Snow Day” 2

Photography – Learning how to raise farm animals

Special Publication – Valedictorian Booklet 2021

Video (In-House) – CCSD Minute January 22, 2021

Video (In-House) – Clemson School of Architecture Career Summer Academy

Video (In-House) – “Go Baby Go” at Laing Middle School- Stories of CCSD


Newsletter – Stiles Point Elementary School

Social Media – Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies’ Facebook pageBest in Show

Social Media – R.B. Stall High School’s Facebook page

Video – Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies (Toys for Tots PSA)

Video – North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School (January iReady Challenge Winners)

Website – R.B. Stall High SchoolBest in Show

Website – Drayton Hall Elementary School

Website – North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School

Website - Thomas C. Cario Middle School

“We are tremendously proud of the fact that CCSD won more communications awards than any other district in our state this year,” said CCSD’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Erica Taylor. “Our efforts are all about sharing news about the people and programs of CCSD to our employees, parents, and community at large. It is truly