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2014-2015 KSPA Membership Open

Advisers can fill out our online membership form to enjoy all of the great KSPA benefits for the coming school year....

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New executive director named

Eric Thomas, a former high school media adviser and teacher from Kansas City, has been appointed as the next executive director of KSPA. Thomas advised online, yearbook and newspaper students at St. Teresa’s Academy, where students earned top national, state and regional awards. His time at KU will be split…...

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2014 All-Kansas Award winners announced

Below are the All-Kansas Award winners for 2014. 2014 All-Kansas Yearbooks Middle School The Stampede, Maize South, Shelly Walston, adviser 1A The Wigwam, St. Francis Community High School, Brenda Day, adviser 2A Eagle, Canton-Galva, Jessica Bowman, adviser Speak, Chase County Jr.-Sr., Linda Drake, adviser The Trojan, Hillsboro, Bob Woelk, adviser Thunderbird, Skyline, Judy Hampel, adviser 4A…...

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Maize South Middle to offer middle school journalism opportunities

A middle school workshop will be held at Maize South Middle School on Saturday, April 5, from 9-1. Cost is free and all materials and snacks are provided. Details about the workshop. The mail-in middle school contest must be postmarked by April 21. Cost of $12 provides for postage to…...

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21 yearbooks earn All-Kansas distinction

Twenty-one high school journalism programs earned All-Kansas distinction from the KSPA All-Kansas judging and critique service for fall 2013. The winners will receive All-Kansas plaques at the State Contest, scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Kansas Union in Lawrence. Fifty-six yearbooks were sent to judges across the U.S.…...

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Schedule for 2013 Fall Conference in Lawrence posted

8 a.m. —Kansas Union Fourth Floor Registration 8:45 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome, Awards and Opening Comments (Dean Ann Brill, KU journalism school; Kara Lynch, KSPA Interim Executive Director; Jim McCrossen, KSPA President) — Alderson Auditorium 9:10 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Ron Johnson, the director of Student Media…...

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Kara Lynch named new interim executive director

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association has received a new interim executive director! Kara Lynch was appointed to the position on September 2, 2013.  She will serve as the interim executive director for the 2013-14 academic year while a national search is underway for a permanent executive director. Lynch has taught…...

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Executive director says goodbye

I officially accepted an offer this morning, Tuesday, Aug. 6, from the University of Colorado at Boulder to become the director of the CU News Corps and an instructor in their journalism program. My last day as KSPA’s executive director will be Saturday, Aug. 17, when the board of directors meets…...

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Middle school students earn awards in KSPA contest

The results are in for KSPA’s annual spring middle school contest, and students from all over the state have won awards in several categories. The mail-in contest was coordinated by Mary Patrick, the adviser at Maize South MS and the middle school liaison to the KSPA Executive Board. She was…...

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Six schools win the 2013 state journalism sweepstakes

On a cold, wet May day, six schools came out on top at Saturday’s Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Contest in Lawrence. The winners included: Class 1A: St. Francis Class 2A: Chase County   Class 3A: Humboldt Class 4A: Bonner Springs Class 5A: Mill Valley Class 6A: Shawnee Mission North Students competed in 20 categories (11 carry-in contests…...

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