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"We Are Amherst" Recognized in New York School PR Association Contest

The New York School Public Relations Association honored Amherst Central School District’s public relations specialist Lori Sosenko and ACHS math teacher Paul Hare with a second-place award in its 2023 Annual Communications Competition in the video category. The two worked together to create a new district video, "We Are Amherst" that highlights all the wonderful things happening in the district on a daily basis. The script was written by Mrs. Sosenko and Mr. Hare shot and edited the video. It was premiered during the district's Opening Day for staff in August 2023.

This year's contest recognizes outstanding achievement in educational communications. Entries are adjudicated by experts in the field throughout the nation. 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.

Past awards have included: