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KPC announces winners in Write-Off Competition

Students from Phillipsburg, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission East, Blue Valley Northwest and Lawrence High School won first place in the Kansas Professional Communicators and KSPA All-Kansas Write-Off Competition for 2009-2010. View the results in this link. All first-place winners in national categories are forwarded for competition in the National…...

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Help a Kansas school earn a visit from President Obama

Blue Valley Northwest has a chance to hear President Barack Obama speak at the school’s 2010 commencement ceremony, and you can help make it happen. Voting begins at 7 a.m. CDT, Monday, April 26, for the winner of the first annual Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. Voting…...

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Salina South grad wins a Pulitzer Prize

Colleen McCain Nelson, 1992 graduate of Salina South High School, has won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for her work as an editorial writer for the Dallas Morning News. McCain Nelson, along with editorial colleagues Tod Robberson and William McKenzie, was awarded the Pulitzer for an ongoing series of editorials examining…...

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Mill Valley teacher wins 2010 Jackie Engel Award

Kathy Hill Habiger, the journalism adviser for Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, has won a prestigious journalism teaching award for 2010. Habiger is this year’s recipient of Jackie Engel Award, sponsored by the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press and named in honor of Jackie Engel, a former journalism teacher at McPherson…...

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SM Northwest student wins state t-shirt contest

Stephanie Spicer, Shawnee Mission Northwest, is the winner of the 2010 state t-shirt contest.  Her design was selected out of 15 unique entries, and she will receive an award of $50 for her efforts. Spicer is the newspaper design editor for the SMNW Passage and assistant yearbook designer for the…...

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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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