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Journalism scholarships available to students entering college

Here is a short list of journalism scholarships available to high school seniors. Some are for seniors wishing to study journalism as a college student and others acknowledge the work that students have done as a journalist. Make sure you pay attention to due dates, and good luck. Quill and…...

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BV West, SM East named online Pacemaker finalists

Two Kansas student Web publications earned Online Pacemaker finalist designation Thursday from the National Scholastic Press Association. BVWNews.com from Blue Valley West High School and The Harbinger from Shawnee Mission East High School earned the distinction. Only 13 publications nationwide from schools with 1,500 or more students were so honored.…...

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East’s Tim Shedor named Kansas HS Journalist of the Year

Senior Tim Shedor from Shawnee Mission East High School has been named the Kansas 2010 High School Journalist of the Year. Shedor is the co-editor-in-chief of East’s award-winning newspaper, The Harbinger. “I do journalism because I have not found a class that can teach me, reprimand me, and correct me…...

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SM South digital yearbook earns national recognition

The 2009 yearbook from Shawnee Mission South High School was named a Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association in its “Digital Yearbook” category. Jack Hochman served as editor of the book, and Linda Barber is the adviser at South. South’s digital yearbook is an addition to the regular…...

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Here’s to better weather

It’s not a very nice Sunday here in Lawrence, with wet snow falling and the temperature hovering around 32 degrees. A quick check of the forecast for regional contests, however, appears to give us all a break around Kansas, and clear sailing to your regional. Pittsburg: Clear Wednesday night, with…...

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Administrator of the Year nominations now accepted

Kansas student journalists have legal protection against administrative censorship and interference, but at some schools these laws are almost unnecessary because the administrators go above and beyond to encourage student journalism. The Administrator of the Year Award is an opportunity for high schools to honor administrators who support and respect…...

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KSPA Hall of Fame deadline approaching

The KSPA Hall of Fame deadline is quickly approaching and is a great way to honor journalism teacher and advisers in the state. The nominee must meet criteria in multiple areas, which include having significant contributions to KSPA, achievement in personal success with student journalism and contributions made to the…...

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Designers needed for T-shirt design contest

Student designers have the opportunity to receive $50 by submitting designs for T-shirts that will be sold at the 2010 State Journalism Contest on May 1 in Lawrence. Submission must include a CD with the design as a digital file (.jpg or .tif) and an explanation of what type of…...

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Blue Valley TV wins Statehouse Reporter video news contest

Kansas State Budget Crisis from Denny Brand on Vimeo....

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Five Kansas yearbooks named national Pacemaker finalists; Maize South Middle wins award

Five Kansas high school yearbooks have been named Pacemaker finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association, NSPA contest coordinator Kathy Huting announced today. In addition, Maize South Middle School’s yearbook earned special recognition from the NSPA. The five finalists: The JAG, Mill Valley HSCourtney Colin, Carolyn Gatewood, Karl Sparrman, editorsKathy…...

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