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Monthly Contests

KSPA crowns January story contest winners

Five students from across the state won first place in the KSPA January Story of the Month contest. The winners: Sports Story First — Jessica Green, Maize HS, “Wrestling with Weight” Second — Drew Porter, Holton HS, “Lady Cats win Basehor Tourney” Opinion First — Skylar Bond, Holton HS, “‘The…...

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January Design of the Month winners announced

Students from Shawnee Mission North and Shawnee Mission East captured first places in the January Design of the Month competition. Below are the winners and runner-ups in each category. Yearbook Design 1st- Maddie Roubinek and Callie Byrnes, Shawnee Mission North 2nd- Ben Enyart, Shawnee Mission North NewsMagazine Design 1st- Andrew…...

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November photo contest winners announced

Winners of the November POM contest include: Student Life 1st Place: Eva Roebuck, Shawnee Mission North High School 2nd Place: Alissa Pollack, Shawnee Mission East High School 3rd Place: Gabby Zeller, Washburn Rural High School Portrait 1st Place: Daniel Stewart, Shawnee Mission East High School 2nd Place: Samantha Nichols, Holton…...

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Shawnee Mission schools’ designs top November contest

Shawnee Mission East students Grant Heinlein and Annie Sgroi earned first place for their entry in the news magazine category of the contest, while Tucker Love of Shawnee Mission North placed first in yearbook. Here is the full list of winners: News Magazine 1st Place: Grant Heinlein & Annie Sgroi,…...

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Winning stories selected in November contest

Winners of the November SOM contest include: Feature 1st Place: Kat Buchanan, “Finding Peace Through Art,” Shawnee Mission East High School 2nd Place: Andrew Goble, “One Step at a Time,” Shawnee Mission East High School 3rd Place: Joanna Epp, “Nachtigals welcom new member to family; Family shares experience,” Newton High…...

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October Story of the Month Winners Announced

KSPA received nearly 30 entries in the October Story of the Month contest, the majority of them in the Feature, News and Opinion writing categories.   The following students earned awards: Feature 1st – Emma Pennington, “Teacher Copes with Death of His Daughter,” Shawnee Mission East High School, 6A 2nd…...

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September story winners announced

Kevin Simpson of Shawnee Mission East was judged first place in feature writing for his story of a senior’s battle with cancer in the September KSPA Story of the Month contest. Andrew Goble, also from Shawnee Mission East, was judged first place in news writing, Ashley Golden of Maize High…...

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SM East, Blue Valley students win September contest

Emma Pennington of Shawnee Mission East was judged first place for newsmagazines and Jordan McEntee of Blue Valley High School was awarded first place in newspapers for the innaugural Design of the Month contest. Pennington’s spread, which reviewed local frozen yogurt stores, was praised by judges for its good use…...

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