Hunterdon Central Regional High School District Receives First Place Communications Award for Website Design/Content


Hunterdon Central Regional High School District has earned first place in the Website Category in the 2017 New Jersey School Public Relations Association School Communication Awards.

The ceremony awarded public relations professionals in the areas of Branding, Media Relations- Human Interest, School Newsletters, Social Media, Special Interest Publication, Video and Website.  Communications professors from Rowan University’s College of Communications and Creative Arts judged the submissions. Submissions entered in the Website category were judged based on the design, content and consistent update of information on the website.

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According to the judges, Hunterdon Central Regional High School District’s website stood out from the other entries because it incorporates attention-grabbing visuals and provides easy navigation throughout the website.


Rebecca Policastro, the communications and district project coordinator for the Freehold Regional High School District, received second place for her creative work with the Freehold Regional High School District website.  The website provides users with all of the information they may need to know in an organized fashion.


Elizabeth Scott, director of human resources for Burlington Township School District, was awarded third place in the category.  Her production of the Referendum Construction Updates page provided a useful outlet for community members to see exactly where their tax money was going and the students it was helping.

“We have so much to be proud of in our schools and we should never ever stop celebrating those stories,” explained NJSPRA president Lori Perlow while handing out the awards.


Photo Caption: Maren Smagala (right) presents Elizabeth Scott (left) with the award for third place in the website category.