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Unveiling the 2019 All-Kansas Yearbook winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status in the 2019 All-Kansas critiques. Our judges critiqued at total of 50 books and awarded 28 All-Kansas awards. Judges were supplied a critique booklet and a copy of the yearbook in October. The completed electronic critique booklets have…...

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Recap: Shawnee Mission School District v. ACLU lawsuit for student press freedom

This article was compiled by Kathy Habiger, KSPA executive board member and Mill Valley High School journalism adviser. After an ACLU lawsuit against the Shawnee Mission School District over students’ First Amendment rights violations stemming from the April 2018 National School Walkouts, the KSPA executive board began a long journey supporting…...

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Congrats to the August – September monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the August – September KSPA monthly contest. Mill Valley High School took top honors and earned seven awards in the August – September contest. They earned two first place and five second place wins. Lawrence High School and Shawnee Mission East High School tied for…...

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The Covers: 2019 All-Kansas Yearbook Entries

Check out the covers of nearly 50 yearbooks that were received by our Oct. 3 All-Kansas Yearbook Critique deadline. Covers can be sorted by school size and each cover is captioned with the school name. The books have been shipped to the judges. Stay tuned in December for the announcement…...

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Shawnee Mission North, Blue Valley Northwest students win Courage in Journalism Awards

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Grace Altenhofen of Shawnee Mission North and Anna Cowden of Blue Valley Northwest for their outstanding courage in journalism. They have earned the first Courage in Journalism Award from KSPA, an award founded on the 50th anniversary of the monumental Tinker v. Des Moines…...

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2019 All-Kansas Spring Winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA member staffs who earned All-Kansas status for their news publications, news websites or video news programs. For news publications, our judges critiqued a total of 36 publications and awarded 15 All-Kansas awards. In news websites, 6 entries were chosen from 14 submissions. Judges were supplied…...

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Derby North student earns 2019 Mary Patrick Aspiring Young Journalist Award

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Derby North Middle School student Tayla Ahlf on winning the statewide honor of the 2019 Mary Patrick Aspiring Journalist Award. Half has served as yearbook editor, photo shoot manager and teacher aide. The runner-up for the award is Miles Lindley from Chisolm Trail Middle…...

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2019 Regional Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who submitted thousands of entries for the KSPA Regional Contests and won the awards below. NEW THIS YEAR: A REGIONAL RUNDOWN Over the past month, 89 Kansas high schools submitted more than 2,100 entries to the KSPA Regional Contest. With a new format, we thought it…...

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Konopelko from Pittsburg earns Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Nicole-Marie Konopelko of Pittsburg High School on winning the statewide honor of the 2019 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Nicole is the editor-in-chief for the Booster Redux, the school’s newspaper and online news site. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different enrollment…...

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Unveiling the 2018 All-Kansas Yearbook winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status in the 2018 All-Kansas critiques. Our judges critiqued at total of 52 books and awarded 22 All-Kansas awards. Judges were supplied a critique booklet and a copy of the yearbook in October. The completed electronic critique booklets have…...

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