HCSD PR Specialist Wins Three State Honors

HCSD PR Specialist Wins Three State Awards

Only 18 months into her new role as the Public Relations Specialist for the Harrison County School District, and Trang Pham-Bui has already won one of the top state honors in the PR profession.

On July 11, 2018, Mrs. Pham-Bui was named “Communicator of the Year” by the Mississippi School Public Relations Association (MSPRA). The award ceremony was held at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi.

The MSPRA Communicator of the Year Award is the top competition in Mississippi, recognizing an outstanding professional in the field of school communications. The recipient is someone who is dedicated to school public relations issues and is willing to grow professionally. According to the contest criteria, applicants may come from public and private schools; vocational-technical schools up to the 12th grade; two-year community colleges; state/national education groups; and any public relations agency or private business serving such schools and colleges.

Along with the prestigious award, Mrs. Pham-Bui won first place for “Best Video (In House)”. The award was for a video package she produced to promote the Harrison County School District’s new Collegiate Academy program: https://youtu.be/meZMwYJDcrY

Mrs. Pham-Bui also won third place in the “Brand/Identity/Image” category for her campaign promoting the District’s new “Empowering Excellence in Everyone” logo and marketing statement.

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This week, the Harrison County School Board and HCSD leaders recognized Mrs. Pham-Bui for her achievements. She was also surrounded by her proud family.

Trang Pham-Bui Family Award

“I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized, especially by my colleagues who are dedicated to promoting public education. Being new to the industry, I entered the MSPRA competition to gain experience, meet other school public relations professionals from across Mississippi, and learn from them. So, imagine my surprise when I heard my name called, not once, but three times! I am so grateful for this opportunity and thrilled that our District is getting statewide attention! I can’t wait to showcase even more exciting programs and wonderful people in the Harrison County School District!” said Mrs. Pham-Bui.

Prior to joining the Harrison County School District in January of 2017, Mrs. Pham-Bui spent 23 years as a reporter and four years as a news producer at WLOX-TV in Biloxi. She has won numerous awards during her journalism career, including an Emmy, Mississippi Association of Broadcasters award, and was inducted into the Mississippi Associated Press Hall of Fame in 2016.

Mrs. Pham-Bui has been married to Ngoc (Andrew) Bui for 25 years, and they are proud parents of four children: Jonathan, Christopher, Madeline-Vy and Alexis.