Lee’s Summit R-7 wins top awards in state communications contest

// Posted By Janie Rohlfing

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Communications Department won several awards during the Missouri School Public Relations Association’s annual communications contest. First-place awards went to “R-7 News Update” in the electronic newsletter category and Our Schools community newspaper in the magazine category. The district earned first place in the writing category for an article about the Missouri Innovation Campus first cohort’s graduation.

In addition, Lee’s Summit R-7 received an award of excellence (receiving at least 95 percent of possible points) in the photo category. The winning photograph captured Michelle Uptegrove as she learned she was named R-7 Teacher of the Year along with the student who leaped into her arms as she made her way to the podium.

The communications awards were presented at the Missouri School Public Relations Association’s fall conference, held in Kansas City on Nov. 3-4. During summer 2016, the district’s Our Schools publication also received an award of merit from the National School Public Relations Association.  

The R-7 Communications Department includes Janice Phelan, executive director, and Janie Rohlfing, administrative assistant.


nv-mospra-award-janice-and-janieThe R-7 Communications Department includes (left) Janie Rohlfing and Janice Phelan.

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