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Newsmaker: Josh Schwoebel

| Sunday, April 13, 2014, 11:24 p.m.
Josh Schwoebel is the director of communications for the Mars Area School District. The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association granted him two awards of honor this spring -- one for the district's weekly electronic newsletter, The eCommunicator, and the other for the district's informational profile pamphlet.

Noteworthy: The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association this month honored him for The eCommunicator, the weekly newsletter for Mars Area School District, and for the district's profile pamphlet. The email newsletter reaches 1,450 people, and the informational pamphlet targets prospective students and their families. The awards arose from the association's annual Excellence in Education Communication Contest.

Age: 39

Residence: Baden

Family: Wife, Susan

Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism, Penn State University, 1997

Occupation: Director of communications, Mars Area School District

Background: A former newspaper editor for the McKnight Journal and the North Journal in the North Hills, Schwoebel joined the school district in 2003. He oversaw the transition of its regular newsletter to an electronic format, emphasizing student achievement and equal coverage of sports teams. He grew up in Economy and attended Quigley Catholic High School.

Quote: “I feel that communications and public relations is really about building relationships with parents and our community through the sharing of information.”

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