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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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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 Sunflower and Friend of KSPA Award Winners

KSPA proudly recognizes educators and professionals each year who promote excellence in scholastic journalism. We thank you for your continued support. Congratulations to our award winners! SUNFLOWER AWARD 2019 The Sunflower Award recognizes a new adviser who shows enthusiasm and dedication to building a strong journalism program and aims to…...

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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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KSPA congratulates Ron Johnson on 2019 KSPA Hall of Fame Award

In recognition of his years of service to KSPA — most notably for his work toward the 1992 passage of the Kansas Student Publications Act — Ron Johnson will be presented with the KSPA Hall of Fame Award on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The presentation will occur as part of…...

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