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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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March 2015 Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations . . . to the winners of the KSPA March Monthly contests. This month’s contest was notable for the parity among the winners. Lawrence Free State led the pack with 7 award winners, with Blue Valley Southwest right behind with 6 award winners including three first places. Three schools…...

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KSPA Sweepstakes Champions Crowned

Today’s KSPA State Contest in Lawrence yielded six sweepstakes winners: the schools who earned the most points in their KSHSAA enrollment classification. The unofficial results are below . . . 1A: St. Francis Community High School 2A: Chase County Jr.-Sr. High School 3A: Humboldt High School 4A: Hays High School 5A: Salina…...

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Emily Smith from Pittsburg named Jackie Engel Award winner

Congratulations to Emily Smith, the 2015 winner of the Jackie Engel Award, presented to an outstanding publications adviser in the state of Kansas. Awarded by Kansas Collegiate Media, the award has a long history with Smith becoming the 26th winner. Please read the text of the press release from Kansas Collegiate…...

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Round-up from Denver

Congratulations to many Sunflower state advisers and students for their work at the NSPA/JEA National Convention April 16-19 in Denver, Co. The list below represents awards presented by both the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. Please email staff@kspaonline.org if you notice any mistakes or omissions. National High…...

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Shawnee Mission schools earn five Gold Crowns at CSPA

KSPA congratulates four high schools from Shawnee Mission for their award-winning entries in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Crown Awards. The awards for outstanding yearbook, “hybrid” and newspaper work were handed out on Friday, March 20 at Columbia University in New York City. High School Yearbook Gold Crowns Hauberk,…...

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National Teacher of the Year Application open

An announcement from the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund: Are you advising the school newspaper, yearbook staff, or other media at your high school? Do you teach students how to produce digital content, create compelling stories, use social media, or practice journalism? If so, apply, or, encourage a friend to apply for…...

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