The Mineral Point Unified School District was honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with three awards for its work in school communications between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

#PointerNation has now earned 21 WSPRA Awards since the fall of 2015.

WSPRA showcased the Spectrum Awards at its annual fall conference November 17 in Elkhart Lake. 

Spectrum Awards recognize high-quality public relations efforts produced by or on behalf of Wisconsin school districts. This year, this statewide competition honored over 40 school districts with awards.

Mineral Point earned three Spectrum Awards which were accepted by Communications Director, and WSPRA President, Joelle Doye:

Awards of Excellence 

  • #PointerNation News (Newsletter)
  • Scholarship Spotlights (Social Media Campaign)

Award of Merit

  • Ornaments of Thanks (Special Purpose Publication/Project), a joint effort with the Mineral Point Excellence in Education Endowment Fund

“The work submitted by the Spectrum Award winners is a testament to the importance of school communications and community engagement. They exemplify the very best communication work in school districts across the state,” said WSPRA President Joelle Doye of the Mineral Point Unified School District. “The winners demonstrate the critical role communication professionals play in education and the value of engaging stakeholders in order to build community support for Wisconsin’s schools.”

WSPRA’s Spectrum Awards were judged by members of other school public relations associations in 20 different states from New York to California.  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 was chartered in 1967 and is a state affiliate of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The mission of WSPRA is to expand the capacity of its members to provide effective communication management for the purpose of strengthening educational opportunities for all students.