San Angelo ISD Communications Specialist Jack Wilcox was honored with eleven state awards at the 2021 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Conference including a Best of Category award - the highest TSPRA honor, seven Gold Star Awards, a Silver Star Award, and two Bronze Star Awards. The awards were announced at TSPRA’s 59th annual Star Awards Celebration held on Wednesday, February 25, 2021 in Denton, Texas.
“We are so incredibly proud of Mr. Wilcox, and truly appreciative of the highly professional and evocative style and skill he brings to telling the story of San Angelo ISD, our students and staff,” said San Angelo ISD Executive Director of Communications Whitney Wood. “He is exceptionally deserving of these honors. At SAISD, we work to help our students achieve their hopes and dreams, and Mr. Wilcox helps us to showcase our students in that journey as well as our educators who shine in developing our students. From excellent videography to capturing moments with still photography to creative out-of-the box and strategic thinking, he is a great communicator and true talent.”
TSPRA’s annual Star Awards recognize outstanding communicators in school districts for their work in the areas of print, electronic, and visual communications. Awards are given in 48 main categories covering various media such as newsletters, programs, posters, writing, photography, video, web sites, and more. Larger, more comprehensive projects are entered in one of ten Crystal Commendation categories. Bronze, Silver, and Gold Stars are awarded in each category and judges review their highest scoring Gold Star winners and select a Best of Category winner in each category.
Mr. Wilcox was honored with the following awards:
- Best of Category for “Sunset over San Angelo Stadium” Photo
- Gold Star Award for “Grab and Go Meals” Flyer
- Gold Star Award for “Drone Photo of Central Bobcats Football Game” Photo
- Gold Star Award for “Drone Photo of Lake View Chiefs Football Game” Photo
- Gold Star Award for “Sunrise at CHS” Photo
- Gold Star Award for “Sunset over San Angelo Stadium” Photo
- Gold Star Award for “Celebrating all the Ways Students Are Smart” Print Ad
- Gold Star Award for “Graduating Seniors Digital Billboard Ads” Advertisement
- Silver Star Award for “Grab and Go Curbside Meals” Promotional Video
- Bronze Star Award for “National Principals Month” Social Media Campaign
- Bronze Star Award for “National School Counseling Week” Social Media Campaign
Jack Wilcox plays an instrumental role at the San Angelo ISD Communications Department, particularly during this unprecedented year working with the SAISD leadership team to build communications both in times of emergency and those detailing the uniqueness of the 2020 - 2021 school year. His unique eye, talent and impressive creativity brings life to the production of all our District videos and photography and helps to tell the story of the District, our students and staff. We are proud that he receives not only local recognition, but recognition at the state level from professional organizations for his tremendous work.
Followers of the District will recognize projects featuring his work and guidance such as the “San Angelo A to Z” video to kick off the San Angelo READS! community-wide literacy initiative, the District-wide website redesign launched at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year and the recent refresh of the “Our People Make a Difference” vignettes featuring San Angelo ISD educators.
TSPRA is a nonprofit, professional organization dedicated to promoting public schools through effective communications. With more than 900 members, TSPRA is comprised primarily of public information and communications professionals who serve the public school districts and education organizations of Texas.