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Congrats to 2017 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalists

Congratulations to NSPA’s 2017 Yearbook Pacemaker Finalists! We are proud of our Kansas schools and the time they have devoted to create some of the nation’s top publications. According to NSPA’s website, 525 yearbooks entered the Pacemaker competition with 55 finalists named indicating the top 10 percent. In addition to…...

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Unveiling the 2017 yearbook All-Kansas winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status. Our judges critiqued at total of 48 books and awarded 20 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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Congrats to winners from Dallas national convention

NSPA and JEA hosted thousands of high school journalists in Dallas last weekend for a convention themed “GO BIG.” Many KSPA schools attended and earned recognition in the Pacemaker, Best of the Year awards and Write-Off contests. Kansas schools earned 12 awards in the Best of Show Contest, four Pacemakers,…...

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The Covers: 2017 All-Kansas Yearbook Entries

Check out the covers of 43 yearbooks that were received by our Oct. 4 All-Kansas Yearbook Critique deadline. You can sort the covers by school size and each cover is captioned with the school name. The books have been shipped to the judges. Stay tuned in December for the announcement…...

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2017 Middle School Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 KSPA Middle School Contest. The winners submitted entries in March that were judged and awarded in May. A thanks to all of our judges and to KSPA middle school board members Laura Hayden and David Maneth. Visuals are available below for students who…...

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Fall Conference: Sept. 25-26 in Topeka

Join schools from all over the state in September for a fall conference unlike any other. This two-day event will inspire you with stories of student journalists bravely reporting. And you will learn from the professionals with their years of experience. Plus, prepare your staff to meet their goals for…...

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2017 State Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who provided hundreds of entries for the KSPA State Contests and won the awards below. Thank You The contest would not be possible without the help of . . . Judges from all over the country Volunteers and judges from the University of Kansas William Allen White School…...

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2017 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 at total of 37 books and awarded 20 All-Kansas awards. Two video news programs from the four submitted were awarded All-Kansas. And in news websites, five entries were…...

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2017 KSPA Board Election Results

The following candidates were elected to the KSPA Board of Directors in balloting that closed today. Thanks to all of the candidates who stepped forward and to all of the members who voted. President Elect Kristy Nyp of Manhattan High School Secretary Amy Morgan of Shawnee Mission West High School Area…...

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Win $500 for writing about texting & driving

Check out this contest — “It Can Wait” — sponsored by the Kansas Press Association & AT&T. Deadline? May 1, 2017 From the press release The Kansas Press Association, local Kansas newspapers and AT&T are joining together to conduct an “It Can Wait” editorial contest to raise awareness about the…...

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