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NDA Earns Awards of Excellence and Merit in School Communications

Notre Dame Academy (NDA) was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with two Spectrum Award of Excellence and one Spectrum Award of Merit for its work in school communications.

WSPRA presented the Spectrum Awards at its recent annual conference, November 7-9, in Madison, Wis. Notre Dame Academy earned Awards of Excellence for its Tritonfest Celebration Summary and Farm to Table Thank You Notes. It also earned an Award of Merit for the Tritonfest event.

The Tritonfest Celebration Summary included a visual recap of the Tritonfest event and was sent to attendees and the NDA community. The Farm to Table Thank You Notes were individualized for each sponsor and included a photo of the item that the sponsor donated to the event. Further, last year's Tritonfest raised more than $315,000 for the school.

On behalf of NDA, Kimberly Uelmen accepted the Spectrum Awards of Excellence
and Merit at the WSPRA conference in Madison November 7-9.

"We are so proud of Kimberly Uelmen, marketing & communications coordinator, in her efforts to showcase NDA and with her recognition by WSPRA last week," said Kevin J. Shaw, president of Notre Dame Academy. "We have much to be grateful for at NDA, and these awards confirm the amazing work completed by the entire NDA team day in and day out."

Spectrum Awards recognize high-quality public relations efforts produced by or on behalf of Wisconsin schools and school districts. This year, this statewide competition honored 42 school districts with awards.

"Spectrum Award winners exemplify the very best communications work in school districts across the state," said WSPRA President Christina Brey. "The winners demonstrate the value of engaging stakeholders in order to build community support for Wisconsin's public schools."

WSPRA's Spectrum Awards are judged by members of other school public relations associations throughout the United States, including from Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, and South Carolina. All entries were judged on a 30-point scale in six areas: goals and objectives, research and planning, execution and evaluation, results, language, and design.

WSPRA is a professional association representing schools, school districts, educational associations, and consulting agencies and organizations.

Tritonfest Celebration Summary
WSPRA Spectrum Award of Excellence: Tritonfest Celebration Summary

WSPRA Spectrum Award of Excellence: Farm to Table Thank You Notes

About Notre Dame Academy: Notre Dame Academy is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is a co-ed Catholic high school founded by the Norbertine Order, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Diocese of Green Bay. NDA’s distinctive history embraces the more than 120-year foundation of St. Joseph Academy, Abbot Pennings High School and Our Lady of Premontre High School. NDA offers a globally focused education with a leading IB Diploma Program. Its high-caliber educational community is focused on outstanding learning and creating a lifetime of opportunity for all students.