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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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KC Press Club Scholarship due May 1

The Kansas City Press Club is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 William B. Moorhead journalism scholarship.  This year, the award is expected to be about $2,000 for an outstanding high school senior who plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism.  The winner can renew the Moorhead scholarship in…...

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February Monthly Contest Winners!

From 125 entries, the judges for our monthly contest chose the 40 winning entries below as the best of the submissions. Shawnee Mission East High School collected 10 awards including 5 first place entries. Kyra Haas of Lawrence Free State collected two awards (first in News Writing and contributed to second…...

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Regional Contest Results Posted

Six locations . . . 12 classifications . . . 19 categories . . . 2748 registrations . . . hundreds of judges . . . and now, the results . . ....

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Timing of Regional Results

Today’s regional competition at the University of Kansas wraps a great journalism week for KSPA and the state of Kansas. Throughout Scholastic Journalism Week, Kansas students and advisers shone bright. On Monday we announced three students from across the state who earned designation as Kansas Student Journalists of the Year. Monday…...

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Capturing Regionals

A photo gallery by University of Kansas student Lauren Muth of the morning session at the KSPA regional contests Friday, Feb. 28 at the University of Kansas Union. Students competed in nine on-site contests including Copy Editing, Sports Writing and Feature Writing. Dean Ann Brill of the William Allen White…...

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Julia Poe of Shawnee Mission East named top student journalist

  Julia Poe, a senior and two-year editor-in-chief of Shawnee Mission East High School’s news website, received the award as Kansas Student Journalist of the Year 2015 during a ceremony Monday, Feb. 23. Poe earned the honor in competition with 16 other student journalists from around the state of Kansas…...

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The winners of the January Monthly Contest!

Check out the winners of the KSPA monthly contest below. Seventeen different schools collected on 46 awards from yearbook copy to video news. The biggest winners? Staff members from Blue Valley Southwest and Shawnee Mission East each earned four awards. And from Shawnee Mission North and Pittsburg High School, there…...

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