Bethlehem Area School District Wins State Awards for Social Media and Video

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Barbara Clymer

Communications Coordinator 


Bethlehem Area School District Wins State Awards for Social Media and Video

Bethlehem Area School District Continues Winning Streak with State Awards for Communication Excellence

BETHLEHEM, PA, March 2024 – The Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) is proud to announce its continued recognition at the annual Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) “Excellence in Education Communication” Contest.  

PenSPRA’s annual “Excellence in Education Communications” Contest celebrates the diverse and impactful work of communications professionals across Pennsylvania. The contest recognizes outstanding achievements in various categories, showcasing how effective communication strengthens schools and communities.

The district was honored with the following awards at the 2023-2024 contest held at Penn State University in State College on March 7-8:

Video Category: 

Award of Merit

2023 Nurses Day Surprise Video 

This video celebrated Bethlehem Area School District nurses with a little extra flair. (

Social Media Category: 

Award of Merit

#BASDcommunity Social Media Campaign 

The inspiration for #BASDcommunity arose from our desire to spotlight the collaborative efforts between our school district and the broader community, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between education and community development. The campaign unfolded throughout the school year, commencing with convocation and the introduction of our new superintendent.


“Our district is built on strong ties with the community,” said Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Jack Silva. “ We are committed to clear and engaging communication, and it’s an honor to see those efforts recognized through these awards.”

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.

BASD Communications Team: From L George Wacker of Lehigh Valley with Love Media; BASD Communications Coordinator, Barbara Clymer; BASD Media’s Tom Braun; BASD Superintendent Dr. Jack Silva