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Amherst CSD Wins First Place Communication Award

In mid-October, the New York School Public Relations Association honored Amherst Central School District’s public relations specialist, Lori Sosenko, with a first-place win in the category of “Excellence in Writing” in its 42nd annual Communications Competition.


The award of excellence was given for the article, “Expanding a Virtual Academy Teacher's View; Piloting a Tech Unit that Benefits Students and Teachers” written during the 2020-2021 school year highlighting the TIGER CMS tech units at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School.

The contest recognizes outstanding achievement in educational communications. Entries are adjudicated by experts in the field throughout the nation. Of 403 entries, 142 awards were presented and Amherst CSD was one of 8 receiving the Award of Excellence for writing.


Awards are given according to the type of communication vehicle and the type and size of the district/organization. Each entry is judged on the overall excellence of the entry as well as its quality compared to other entries in the category. Possible honors include Awards of Excellence, the highest level of recognition; Awards of Honor, the second place level of recognition; and Awards of Merit, the third place level of recognition.