Bethlehem Area School District Earns Six State Awards for Video, Social Media, Websites, and Crisis Communication

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PenSPRA Awards Photo from left to right Thomas Braun, Barbara Clymer, Dr. Joseph Roy, and George Wacker

BETHLEHEM, PA, May 2022 – The Bethlehem Area School District won six awards in the 2022 Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) “Excellence in Education Communication” contest, including awards for the district’s YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook accounts.

The PenSPRA Awards represent an annual Excellence In Education Communications Contest. Entries are accepted in a number of categories to reflect the scope of work often undertaken by communications professionals throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

“I am proud of the work our communications team does to inform the public of the achievements of our students, teachers, administrators and staff,” said Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph J. Roy. “Public schools depend on the support of our community and the BASD communications team does a wonderful job of building that community support.”

The Bethlehem Area School District earned awards in the following categories and levels with links to the original projects included.


Social Media

Award of Excellence

 Bethlehem Area School District YouTube Account:

Award of Merit

 Bethlehem Area School District Instagram Account: Bethlehem Area School District Facebook Account:

Website & Apps

 Award of Merit

Bethlehem Area School District Website:

Crisis Management

 Award of Merit 

Continued Communication to the Public During COVID Pandemic:


 Award of Merit 

Dr. Roy Gets Santa Mail:

The full list of winners can be found at:

About the Bethlehem Area School District: The Bethlehem Area School District is the 6th largest school district in Pennsylvania serving nearly 14,000 culturally and economically diverse students in 22 community-based schools. The district serves five municipalities: City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township, Freemansburg, and Fountain Hill. The district enjoys numerous community partnerships with universities, businesses, and arts providers that extend the schools’ rich curricular and co-curricular offerings.


About The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA): Chartered in 1969, PenSPRA is an organization of school public relations professionals whose goal is to improve educational communication and support student achievement through systematic, proactive, and responsible public relations programs.

Information provided to TVL by:
Barbara Clymer
Communications Coordinator
Bethlehem Area School District
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017