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Congratulations to the October monthly contest winners!

Lawrence High School took top honors and earned seven awards in October. They earned two first place, three second place and two third place wins. Mill Valley High School and Shawnee Mission Northwest High School tied for second place with five awards each. Video 1st Place: Anna Venegas, Katie Charest…...

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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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2019 Administrator of the Year

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR 2019 The KSPA Administrator of the Year Award recognizes secondary school administrators who have stood up for the First Amendment and his/her students.  The nominee should meet the following five criteria: 1) Supports the Kansas Student Publications Act and the First Amendment; 2) Provides adequate and…...

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Kansas middle schools earn dozens of awards

Congratulations to the Kansas middle school students who placed in this year’s Journalism Education Association national media contest. Students from Andover, Derby North and Turner middle schools earned a total of 28 awards for the state of Kansas. Three of the 35 superior awards also went to Kansas students. Here…...

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Congrats to the April monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the April KSPA monthly contest. Lawrence High School took top honors and earned eight awards in April. They earned three first place, two second place and three third place wins. Mill Valley High School and Shawnee Mission East High School tied for second place with…...

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Middle School Awards 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the KSPA Middle School Awards for 2019! And a special thanks to Laura Hayden, our middle school representative, along with her collection of judges for their work in judging and administering the contest. Feature Story Superior Kate Henry – Chisholm Trail Middle School, Adviser: Samantha…...

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Michelle Huss of Blue Valley earns Jackie Engel Award 2019

KSPA joins Kansas Collegiate Media (KCM) in congratulating the 2019 Jackie Engel Award winner, a journalism adviser at Blue Valley High School. Michelle Huss is this year’s recipient of the award, sponsored by KCM and named in honor of a former journalism teacher at McPherson High School. Engel helped bring…...

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