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Freehold Regional High School District Awarded for Outstanding School Communications

The New Jersey School Public Relations Association (NJSPRA) named Freehold Regional High School District a winner in three categories for the 2022 School Communications Award Contest. The Freehold Regional High School District received first place in the photography category, first place in the social media category, and second place in the special interest publication category. The winning entries were all created by Rebecca Policastro, the district’s Communications and District Projects Coordinator.

The NJSPRA School Communication Awards were developed to recognize professional school communicators in New Jersey, and the products they develop, that go above and beyond to disseminate important messages to their various stakeholders. “Congratulations to the Freehold Regional High School District for both setting such a high standard for others in the field of school communications,” said Lori Perlow, Public Information Officer at Haddon Township School District’s Communications Consortium and president of NJSPRA.

The 2022 contest was the most competitive on record with 87 submissions from 40 different school districts. The photography category had the most submissions which supports the need for school districts to utilize impactful photographs to tell their stories.

The submissions for the 2022 School Communication Awards were judged by an esteemed panel of 14 judges from nine states including professors from Rowan University and other industry experts across the country. Awards are given out in eight different categories: Electronic Newsletter: Marketing, Branding, Image; Media Relations-Human Interest; Photography; Social Media; Special Interest Publication; Video; and Website.  For a complete list of winners, visit

The New Jersey School Public Relations Association is a state chapter of the National School Public Relations Association, nationally recognized for its efforts on behalf of school public relations professionals. Members include public relations and communications professionals, as well as superintendents, administrators, board members, principals, teachers, and consultants, all of whom benefit from the wealth of information and networking that is available.