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Celia Hack of Shawnee Mission East earns 2017 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Shawnee Mission East senior Celia Hack on winning the statewide honor of the 2017 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Hack leads the Harbinger Online, the school’s online news site, as co-editor-in-chief. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different enrollment classifications: 1A/2A, 3A/4A…...

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Regional Contests Registration Open!

From Pittsburg to Manhattan, from Hays to Lawrence, from Emporia to Wichita, hundreds of students will compete in the 2017 KSPA Regional Contests. What is at stake? A shot to compete at the State Contest in May and a state championship. Register now, before the Feb. 10 deadline....

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Time to get to work!

The 2017 KSPA Regional Contest prompts have been released, along with some other details to help plan your school's participation....

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The Covers: 2016 All-Kansas Yearbook Entries

Check out the covers of 55 yearbooks that were received by our Oct. 3 All-Kansas Yearbook Critique deadline. You can sort the covers by school size and each cover is captioned with the school name. The books have been shipped to the judges. Stay tuned in December for the announcement…...

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Beginners Photography Workshop

Want to learn more about the basics of photography? Check out our workshop for middle school and high school students who are new to having a camera in their hands....

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Too Close to Call: KSPA Fall Conferences 2016

We want to earn your vote as the best day of journalism ever! With the upcoming political season -- from electing new members of the Topeka statehouse election to choosing a new president -- political coverage will be everywhere: on your website, on your broadcast, in your yearbook and on…...

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2016 State Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who provided hundreds of entries for the KSPA State Contests and won the awards below. Thank You The contest would not be possible without the help of . . . Judges from all over the country Volunteers and judges from the University of Kansas William Allen White School…...

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Middle School Contest Results: Spring 2016

Congratulations to the following students for their awards from the KSPA Middle School Mail-In Contest from the Spring of 2016. We are excited to celebrate you accomplishments as middle school journalists. If you are a middle school adviser and interested in a free membership, sign up here.   Ratings for…...

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2016 All-Kansas Spring Winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member staffs who earned All-Kansas status for their news publications, news websites or video news programs. For news publications, our judges critiqued at total of 41 books and awarded 14 All-Kansas awards. Two video news programs from the five submitted were awarded All-Kansas. And in news websites, 6 entries…...

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Julie Calabro of Andover Central wins Jackie Engel Award

KSPA joins Kansas Collegiate Media in congratulating the 2016 Jackie Engel Award winner. Please read the press release below from KCM: The Jungle Book yearbook and Spotlight news magazine adviser at Andover Central High School has won a prestigious journalism teaching award for 2016. Julie Calabro is this year’s recipient…...

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