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2016 Regional Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who provided thousands of entries for the KSPA Regional Contests and won the awards below. Thank You The contest would not be possible without the help of the regional coordinators from each of our host universities. Please join the KSPA staff and board in thanking the following…...

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2016 Middle School Workshop

Sponsored by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and organized by Mary Patrick of Maize South Middle School   Hello! We want you to be a “fool” for middle school journalism and join us at our annual workshop on Saturday, April 2. It will be held at Maize South Middle School,…...

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Justin Curto of Mill Valley High School earns Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Mill Valley High School senior Justin Curto on winning the overall honor as 2016 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Curto works as the editor-in-chief of the Mill Valley News, the school’s online news source. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different…...

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KSPA members begin work with assessment for journalism students

A handful of KSPA members, with the help of a KU-based testing group, began writing an assessment this month for many Kansas students who complete journalism and publications classes. The goal for the assessment, according to the testing group, is to offer “a way to measure high school students’ readiness for…...

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$500 Scholarship for Texting & Driving Piece

See the details here on how to earn a $500 scholarship along for writing an column or editorial about the dangers of texting while driving. Download the PDF file .  ...

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Congrats 2015 yearbook All-Kansas winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status. Our judges critiqued at total of 59 books and awarded 18 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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Awards rundown from Orlando national convention

The recent national convention for scholastic journalism showcased 114 awards for Kansas journalism individuals or programs during the four-day event in Orlando, Florida. The convention was co-sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association and was hosted at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort from Nov. 12…...

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October Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the October 2015 KSPA monthly contest. Two schools tied for the most awards during October: Mill Valley and Shawnee Mission East. Mill Valley earned three first places in feature writing, infographic and photo illustration. Meanwhile, the Lancers of SME were consistent with two firsts, two…...

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JEA Contest Deadline Oct. 21

Deadlines for JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando: Oct. 21 If you’re going to the Orlando convention and haven’t yet registered your students for the Write-offs, please do so soon at jea.org/writes-offs. If you need help registering for the Write-offs, do not hesitate to email the JEA staff at staff@jea.org or call toll…...

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