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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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Kansas adviser wins Special Recognition Award

Congratulations to Shawnee Mission West yearbook adviser Amy Morgan for her award of Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser from the Journalism Education Association. The award was announced Jan. 19 on JEA’s website. Morgan advises the Saga staff at the high school in Overland Park. Morgan also acts as KSPA’s secretary and has…...

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November 2014 Monthly Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the November 2014 monthly contest! Be sure to follow @kspastaff on Twitter so that we can mention you and your award-winning work. Please contact us at [email protected] with any corrections or questions. There were 137 entries in the contest this month, and 14 different schools…...

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Chat about High School Journalist of the Year

The 2014 national Journalist of the Year, Taylor Blatchford, will be hosting a chat this Wednesday, January 14 @ 7 p.m. CST to answer questions about the Journalist of the Year contest. You can either tweet questions ahead of time using #HSJOY or ask questions live during the chat. To…...

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All-Kansas Yearbook Rankings announced

Congratulations . . . to the 23 yearbooks to earn an All-Kansas evaluation, the highest distinction presented to yearbooks for overall excellence. Below you can find a list of the All-Kansas yearbooks divided by classification. Judges from around the country — fifteen in all — commended the books they saw…...

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October Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the October 2014 KSPA monthly contest. Over 140 entries were submitted at www.kspaonline.org in 15 categories. The Online-Only Story category received zero entries. Judges from across the country reviewed the entries for KSPA member schools and students. Please let us know if you spot any spelling or accuracy…...

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