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2020 KSPA Board Elections

The voting for KSPA board positions finished April 20 with eleven candidates competing for the six open board positions. Three new members of the board will be joining KSPA’s leadership in August 2020. Please see the list of elected representatives below: Area 1: Jessica Augustine of Hays High School  …...

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State Contest modified for COVID-19

Our board and staff have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and discussing how KSPA can provide support for student journalism while keeping you and your students safe. At critical times like these, I am so grateful to have a board of directors made up of such thoughtful advisers…...

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2019 Administrator of the Year

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR 2019 The KSPA Administrator of the Year Award recognizes secondary school administrators who have stood up for the First Amendment and his/her students. ┬áThe nominee should meet the following five criteria: 1) Supports the Kansas Student Publications Act and the First Amendment; 2) Provides adequate and…...

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Kansas middle schools earn dozens of awards

Congratulations to the Kansas middle school students who placed in this year’s Journalism Education Association national media contest. Students from Andover, Derby North and Turner middle schools earned a total of 28 awards for the state of Kansas. Three of the 35 superior awards also went to Kansas students. Here…...

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Middle School Awards 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the KSPA Middle School Awards for 2019! And a special thanks to Laura Hayden, our middle school representative, along with her collection of judges for their work in judging and administering the contest. Feature Story Superior Kate Henry – Chisholm Trail Middle School, Adviser: Samantha…...

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