Barbara Tholen of Lawrence High School has been named the winner of the 2013 Sunflower Award. A three-judge panel unanimously selected Tholen for the award.
The Sunflower recognizes a new adviser who shows enthusiasm and dedication to building a strong journalism program and aims to encourage him/her to remain in the profession. Tholen, a former reporter with The Topeka Capital-Journal and now in her third year at LHS, will receive a scholarship to a Kansas workshop, a plaque, and a complimentary one-year membership to KSPA.
She will be honored at the KSPA State Contest brunch on May 4 in Lawrence.
- 2011 — Michelle Wilmes, Ottawa High School
- 2012 — Brandi Stout, Kansas City Washington High School
- 2013 — Barbara Tholen, Lawrence High School
Information regarding the 2014 award will be available in January.
Please send completed nominations to:Jeff Browne, Executive Director Kansas Scholastic Press Association Stauffer-Flint Hall University of Kansas 1435 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045