The Midway ISD Communications Department won top honors at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) conference through the annual Star Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions in education communications.
With a record number of 1,692 total entries from across the state for the 2021-2022 school year, every member of the MISD Communications team earned gold ratings indicating top quality for published work, and two entries were recognized as the best in Texas with Best of Category Awards.
Director of Communications Traci Marlin and Communications Systems Coordinator Robert Pryor earned recognition for their work with Letterman Creative on the new Midway Panther mascot, which was awarded as one of the best logos in Texas with a Best of Category Award and Gold Star rating.
Additionally, the entire communications department, along with TSTC Graphic Design Interns Amanda Acosta and Carol Pope, earned another Best of Category Award and Gold Star rating in the Original Art category for the district’s campus banners and Panther backdrop.
Marlin also received two Gold Star Awards—one in the Marketing Campaign category for HR Recruitment and one in the Advertisement category—for Midway’s job fair booth, and Pryor earned a Silver Star Award for developing Midway’s Brand Identity Package in-house, unifying academics, athletics, campuses, and departments under one consistent brand.
Multimedia Specialist Katy Durham received a Gold Star Award in the Digital Media category for an interactive online timeline of Midway’s history to celebrate the district’s 75th anniversary. Acosta also earned a Gold Star Award in the Flyer category for designing “Greatness at a Glance” highlighting some of the district’s significant accomplishments.