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Five Kansas yearbooks named national Pacemaker finalists; Maize South Middle wins award

Five Kansas high school yearbooks have been named Pacemaker finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association, NSPA contest coordinator Kathy Huting announced today. In addition, Maize South Middle School’s yearbook earned special recognition from the NSPA. The five finalists: The JAG, Mill Valley HSCourtney Colin, Carolyn Gatewood, Karl Sparrman, editorsKathy…...

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KPC and KSPA announce 2010 All-Kansas Write-Off

The Kansas Professional Communicators and KSPA are happy to work together again this year to sponsor the 2010 All-Kansas Write-Off competition. The All-Kansas Write-Off allows student journalists to compete in 24 categories. Categories eligible for national competition are editorial, opinion, news story, feature story, sports story, columns, feature photo, sports…...

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Former Kansas HS journalist of the year to speak at Statehouse Day

John Milburn, an Associated Press reporter based in Topeka, will be one of the featured speakers at the Statehouse Reporter for a Day event, Jan. 28 at the Capitol in Topeka. (Jan. 15 is the last day to register your students for the free event. See details below.) In 1986,…...

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Statehouse Reporter for a Day deadline extended

Because of last week’s snows across the state, many of you didn’t have an opportunity to complete your applications for the first Statehouse Reporter for a Day opportunity, scheduled for Jan. 28 in Topeka. (You can read more about it in this earlier story or in the registration packet.) The…...

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Maize South MS earns All-Kansas yearbook honors

Maize South Middle School students earned All-Kansas honors with their 2009 yearbook, joining 19 high school yearbook staffs honored last month. The middle school judge noted several highlights of the Maize South book, called “The Eagle,” which built around the theme “Color Coded” and included colored pencils taped to the…...

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KSPA honors 19 yearbook staffs as All-Kansas for 2009

Nineteen Kansas yearbooks earned All-Kansas distinction this year in the annual critique service and contest. The schools that earned All-Kansas honors are (click on the link beneath the list to see a map of the All-Kansas schools): Class 1A Goessel High School Class 2A Chase County High School Stanton County…...

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Former KSPA director John Hudnall wins national award

Former KSPA Executive Director John Hudnall received the Carl Towley Award at the NSPA/JEA Fall Convention held Nov. 12-15, in Washington, D.C. According to the JEA website, this annual honor is given to one person whose work with scholastic journalism benefits student journalists across the nation. Hudnall directed KSPA for…...

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Hays, SM East publications win Pacemakers

Two Kansas high school newspapers, The Harbinger of Shawnee Mission East and the Guidon of Hays High School, earned the nation's highest prize for scholastic journalists....

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Kansas students win 43 awards at JEA national write-offs

Forty-three Kansas student-journalists placed in the various write-off contests last weekend at the JEA/NSPA Fall Convention in Washington, D.C. Eight students earned “Superior” rankings, the highest ranking in the competition, while 19 earned “excellent” rankings and 16 earned “honorable mention.” In all, 99 Kansas students entered the competition. That number…...

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Three Kansas yearbooks judged nation’s best

Yearbooks from Mill Valley High School, Shawnee Mission Northwest and Maize South Middle School won Best of Show recognition at last week’s JEA/NSPA national convention in Washington, D.C. In all, 16 Kansas publications from 10 schools finished in the top 10 in the carry-in competitions. Newspapers, newspaper special editions and…...

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