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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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2016 KSPA Annual Award Winners

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR 2016 The KSPA Administrator of the Year Award recognizes secondary school administrators who have stood up for the First Amendment and his/her students.  The nominee should meet the following five criteria: 1) Supports the Kansas Student Publications Act and the First Amendment; 2) Provides adequate and appropriate financial support…...

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2016 State Contest Information

Read all about the 2016 State Contest, including the digital submission prompts, deadlines, schedules and rules....

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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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