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J.D. Garber of Salina Central earns Jackie Engel Award 2018

KSPA joins Kansas Collegiate Media (KCM) in congratulating the 2018 Jackie Engel Award winner, a journalism adviser at Salina Central High School. J.D. Garber is this year’s recipient of the award, sponsored by KCM and named in honor of a former journalism teacher at McPherson High School. Engel helped bring…...

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Free annual KSPA Middle School Workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 7

A workshop just for middle school journalism and it’s free! Join us at our annual workshop on Saturday, April 7. It will be held at Derby North Middle School, 3100 N Rock Road, Derby, Kansas 67037. The workshop is from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. We’ll start with donuts and juice at…...

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2018 Regional Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who provided thousands of entries for the KSPA Regional Contests and won the awards below. This year’s on-site Regional Contests were complicated by inclement weather during Feb. 21, 22 and 23. The regional contests at Emporia State University, Wichita State University and Kansas State University were…...

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Maize student earns 2018 Mary Patrick Aspiring Young Journalist Award

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Maize Middle School student Aiden Werner on winning the statewide honor of the 2018 Mary Patrick Aspiring Journalist Award. Werner works on Maize’s broadcast shows and has learned how to mix and create various types of videography. In May, Werner will be recognized at KSPA’s state…...

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2018 KSDE Civic Conference

KSPA executive director Eric Thomas presented two sessions at the KSDE civics conference in Topeka Feb. 19. The first session relayed the research of University of Kansas professor Peter Bobkowski who found that participation in journalism correlates with more civic activity later in life. The second session summarized the rights…...

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Daisy Bolin receives 2018 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Shawnee Mission East senior Daisy Bolin on winning the statewide honor of the 2018 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Bolin is the Head Copy Editor for The Harbinger, the school’s newspaper and online news site. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different enrollment classifications:…...

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All-Kansas Newspaper Archives

Congratulations to previous KSPA-member newspaper staffs who earned All-Kansas newspaper status as early as 1990. 1990 All-Kansas Newspapers The Newtonian – 5A – Newton High School Express – 5A – Maize High School Guidon – 5A – Hays High School Northwest Passage – 6A – Shawnee Mission Northwest High School…...

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All-Kansas Yearbook Archives

Congratulations to previous KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status as early as 1990. 1990 All-Kansas Yearbooks Lancer- 1A- Spearville High School Wigwam- 2A- St. Francis High School The Chase- 3A- Chase County High School Cowboy- 4A- Abilene High School True Blue- 4A- Circle High School Reflections- 5A- Blue…...

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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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