BUSINESS BRIEFS: Port Angeles schools official wins public relations award … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Patsene Dashiell, Port Angeles School District communications and community relations coordinator, recently received honors for three entries in the state School Public Relations Association’s (WSPRA) 2017-18 Communications Awards competition.

Entries from 44 districts from across the state were judged by a panel of communications professionals using a rubric designed for each specific category, according to a news release.

Top submissions were ranked — in order — Award of Excellence, Award of Merit and Honorable Mention, with one selected at Best in Category.

In the category of Print Newsletter & Mailer, she received a merit award for the school district’s December 2017 community newsletter.

In the same category, Dashiell — former Sequim School District director of communication — received an merit award for the July 2017 publication of “Your Sequim Schools.”

For the Calendars category, she received an excellence award for the Sequim School District 2017-18 Parent Guide and Calendar.

WSPRA awards recognition in two divisions — school districts with more than 10,000 students and school districts with fewer than 10,000 students.

WSPRA is a professional organization that works to promote communication in public school districts across the state.

Agent of the Month for May

PORT ANGELES — Marc and Pat Thomsen, aka Team Thomsen, of Coldwell Banker Realty have been named Agent of the Month for May.

The designation is accomplished by producing the highest amount of business transactions in a month’s time, according to a news release.

To reach Team Thomsen, contact MThomsen@olypen.com or 360-417-2782.

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