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Justin Curto of Mill Valley High School earns Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Mill Valley High School senior Justin Curto on winning the overall honor as 2016 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Curto works as the editor-in-chief of the Mill Valley News, the school’s online news source. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different…...

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January Monthly Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the January 2016 KSPA monthly contest. Two schools tied for the most awards during January: Mill Valley and Shawnee Mission Northwest. Mill Valley was awarded two first places, three second places and one third place. Meanwhile, Shawnee Mission Northwest earned five first places and one third place.  Shawnee…...

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KSPA members begin work with assessment for journalism students

A handful of KSPA members, with the help of a KU-based testing group, began writing an assessment this month for many Kansas students who complete journalism and publications classes. The goal for the assessment, according to the testing group, is to offer “a way to measure high school students’ readiness for…...

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$500 Scholarship for Texting & Driving Piece

See the details here on how to earn a $500 scholarship along for writing an column or editorial about the dangers of texting while driving. Download the PDF file .  ...

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November Monthly Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the November 2015 KSPA monthly contest. Two schools tied for the most awards during November: Mill Valley and Shawnee Mission East. Mill Valley earned three first places in Multimedia News, Photo Illustration and Student Life & News. Meanwhile, the Lancers of SME earned one first, two seconds…...

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Congrats 2015 yearbook All-Kansas winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status. Our judges critiqued at total of 59 books and awarded 18 All-Kansas awards. Judges were supplied a critique booklet and a copy of the yearbook in October. The completed electronic critique booklets have been emailed back to each…...

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Awards rundown from Orlando national convention

The recent national convention for scholastic journalism showcased 114 awards for Kansas journalism individuals or programs during the four-day event in Orlando, Florida. The convention was co-sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association and was hosted at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort from Nov. 12…...

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JEA Contest Deadline Oct. 21

Deadlines for JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando: Oct. 21 If you’re going to the Orlando convention and haven’t yet registered your students for the Write-offs, please do so soon at jea.org/writes-offs. If you need help registering for the Write-offs, do not hesitate to email the JEA staff at [email protected] or call toll…...

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Middle School Contest Results: Spring 2015 

Congratulations to the following students for their awards from the KSPA Middle School Mail-In Contest from the Spring of 2015. We are excited to celebrate you accomplishments as middle school journalists. If you are a middle school adviser and interested in a free membership, sign up here. Photography: Superior: Chloe…...

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KSPA Sweepstakes Champions Crowned

Today’s KSPA State Contest in Lawrence yielded six sweepstakes winners: the schools who earned the most points in their KSHSAA enrollment classification. The unofficial results are below . . . 1A: St. Francis Community High School 2A: Chase County Jr.-Sr. High School 3A: Humboldt High School 4A: Hays High School 5A: Salina…...

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