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Congratulations to the February 2021 monthly contest winners!

Lawrence High School was the overall winner with six awards.  Derby High School was hot on their tail earning five awards this monthly. Video 1st Place: Dylan Wittorff, Trey Reisman, Olivia Allen, Ty Brack from Maize Career Academy 2nd Place: Jackson Yanek from Lawrence High School 3rd Place: Olivia Allen,…...

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2021 Regional Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who submitted thousands of entries for the KSPA Regional Contests and won the awards below. A REGIONAL RUNDOWN Over the past month, 73 Kansas high schools submitted more than 1,970 entries to the KSPA Regional Contest. Here are your winners! 1A/2A Results PLAINS REGIONAL:  Full results here:…...

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Riley Atkinson of Shawnee Mission East earns Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Shawnee Mission East senior Riley Atkinson on winning the statewide honor of the 2021 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Atkinson is co-editor-in-chief of the Harbinger Online, the school’s news website. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different enrollment classifications:…...

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Congratulations to the December 2020-January 2021 monthly contest winners!

Blue Valley Northwest High School was the overall winner with eight awards.  Mill Valley High School and Pittsburg High School tied for second place earning seven each. Video 1st Place: Megan Ta, Victor Nguyen from Maize Career Academy  2nd Place: Mary Grace Liew-Nguyen, Megan Ta, Emma Taylor from Maize Career…...

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Unveiling the 2020 All-Kansas Yearbook winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status in the 2020 All-Kansas critiques. As of December 17, our judges have critiqued at total of 45 books and awarded 22 All-Kansas awards. Judges were supplied a critique booklet and a copy of the yearbook in October. The…...

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Congratulations to the November monthly contest winners!

Blue Valley Northwest High School was the overall winner with six awards. Lawrence High School, Mill Valley High School and Shawnee Mission East High School tied for second place earning five each. Video 1st Place: Kelli Marshall, Katie Pittman from Blue Valley Southwest High School  2nd Place: Lawder DeSantis from…...

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Congratulations to the October monthly contest winners!

Blue Valley Northwest High School hit it out of the park in October with 12 awards. Mill Valley High School was next with six awards. Video 1st Place: Katie Charest, Shreya Bhatia, Jessica Bell from Blue Valley Southwest High School  2nd Place: Grace Roberts, Gabe McGee, Kelli Marshall from Blue…...

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Congratulations to the August-September monthly contest winners!

Blue Valley High School earned the most awards in August-September with eight awards. Shawnee Mission East High School was right behind earning seven awards. Video 1st Place:  Sydney Williams from Shawnee Mission East High School  2nd Place: Nityanta Saripalli from Blue Valley Southwest High School 3rd Place: Molly Wenzel from…...

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ADVISERS: please respond to our new year

A letter from executive director Eric Thomas During our most recent KSPA board meeting, the board members were joking about the cliches that have come from this pandemic. Events are “unprecedented.” Every organization is “pivoting” and then finding “the new normal.” When events can’t be “socially distanced,” they must be…...

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Congratulations to the April monthly contest winners!

Blue Valley Northwest High School earned the most awards in April with ten awards. Mill Valley High School was right behind earning seven awards. Video 1st Place: Lily Torres from Blue Valley Northwest 2nd Place: Ethan Schenkel, Victor Nguyen, Megan Ta from Maize Career Academy 3rd Place: Aaron Avery from…...

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