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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 [email protected] or call toll…...

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August & September Monthly Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the monthly contest covering the start of the school year. The top two schools — each with five awards — were Blue Valley Southwest (two firsts, one second and two thirds) and Mill Valley (one first, two seconds and two thirds). Six other schools tied…...

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Middle School Contest Results: Spring 2015 

Congratulations to the following students for their awards from the KSPA Middle School Mail-In Contest from the Spring of 2015. 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. Photography: Superior: Chloe…...

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Fall Conference Registration Open!

Registration for the September conferences in Hays, Manhattan and Lawrence is open. Sign up before the Sept. 17 deadline to ensure that your students can participate in this day of learning, critiques and staff bonding....

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April 2015 Monthly Contest Winners

The final monthly contest of the year yielded more great work from Kansas high school journalists. While submissions were down a bit (94 total submissions across all categories), we have 41 outstanding winners showcased below. Noteworthy results from this month? Zia Kelly of Lawrence High School scored two first places: News Writing and…...

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