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It’s All FOUR You!

For the first time ever, KSPA will bring four fall conferences to the Sunflower State. Register now for your students to attend and for a chance to have your publications critiqued!...

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Ready? Set? State!

Everything that you need to know — whether you are an adviser or a student — about the KSPA 2018 State Contest. The prompts are posted. The registration is up. The trophies are waiting. Now, it’s your turn to make it happen!...

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Unveiling the 2017 yearbook All-Kansas winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status. Our judges critiqued at total of 48 books and awarded 20 All-Kansas awards. Judges were supplied a critique booklet and a copy of the yearbook in October. The completed electronic critique booklets have been emailed back to each…...

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Congrats to winners from Dallas national convention

NSPA and JEA hosted thousands of high school journalists in Dallas last weekend for a convention themed “GO BIG.” Many KSPA schools attended and earned recognition in the Pacemaker, Best of the Year awards and Write-Off contests. Kansas schools earned 12 awards in the Best of Show Contest, four Pacemakers,…...

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Two-day conference celebrates student free speech in Kansas

Celebrating 25 years of free student expression in Kansas, more than 800 students from 80 schools converged on Topeka last week. The event, the KSPA fall conference, gathered students from around the state for two days of break-out sessions, nationally known speakers, critiques and even a student dance. To commemorate…...

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2017 Middle School Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 KSPA Middle School Contest. The winners submitted entries in March that were judged and awarded in May. A thanks to all of our judges and to KSPA middle school board members Laura Hayden and David Maneth. Visuals are available below for students who…...

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Fall Conference: Sept. 25-26 in Topeka

Join schools from all over the state in September for a fall conference unlike any other. This two-day event will inspire you with stories of student journalists bravely reporting. And you will learn from the professionals with their years of experience. Plus, prepare your staff to meet their goals for…...

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