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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 [email protected] 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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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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