Richland One communications team wins 19 State PR awards

May 1, 2024

The Richland One Office of Communications received 19 awards from the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (SC/NSPRA) for outstanding communications and public relations efforts.

The awards were presented April 26 during SC/NSPRA’s 2024 Rewards for Excellence Luncheon at the Phillips Market Center at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia.

The Richland One Communications team won 17 publications and electronic media awards, including a Best in Show award, and two Golden Achievement awards.

“We are honored to have our work recognized by our peers,” said Karen York, executive director of communications for Richland One. “We are especially proud and appreciative of the opportunities we have every day to help tell the Richland One story, and it is a great story to tell.”



Amber Mackey Pre-K Campaign Golden Achievement Award
Amber Mackey


Recruitment Marketing Golden Achievement Award
Ilyssa Weiner A.C. Flora Senior Kaden Bagley Encourages Young Amputees to Get Back to Doing the Things They Love

(Best in Show award winner)

Ilyssa Weiner Richland One Employee Profile: Parent and Family Engagement Specialist GIenda Wright Builds Partnerships between Schools and Homes Writing
Ilyssa Weiner Lower Richland High’s Theatre Classes Help Students Improve

Speaking Skills and Build Confidence through Mock Auditions

Ilyssa Weiner For Sibling Principals Dr. Tracy Pickett and Dr. Gregory Pickett,

Being Educators is ‘What We Were Born to Do’

Ilyssa Weiner Employee Profile: Edward E. Taylor Elementary Teacher Meredeith Primus Brings Out Her Students’ Individualities Writing
Ilyssa Weiner Richland One’s Victory Program Helps Former Student Go After Her Entrepreneurial Dreams Writing
Ilyssa Weiner RoboKind Robots Allow Richland One Students with Disabilities to Work on Social-EmotionaI Learning Skills Writing
Ilyssa Weiner Twin A.C. Flora Seniors to Graduate High School with First Year of College Completed Writing
Ilyssa Weiner Richland One Employee Profile: District Teacher of the

Year Kavon Barger Ensures His Students are Loved and Supported

Rich Owensby Employee Profile: Caroline Sanders, St. Andrews Middle School Librarian Video
Rich Owensby In Focus: Hands-On Science & Engineering at the Challenger

Learning Center!

Rich Owensby In Focus: Caughman Road EIementary’s Coffee Cart! Video
Rich Owensby In Focus: Heyward CTC’s Barber/Master Hair Care Program Video
Chrystal Burgess First Day of School Video
Amber Mackey General Branding Ad Marketing
Amber Mackey Thank-A-Teacher Campaign Social Media