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Congrats to March monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the March 2016 KSPA monthly contest. Two schools tied for the most awards during March: Blue Valley Northwest and Shawnee Mission East. Blue Valley Northwest was awarded four second places and two third places. Meanwhile, the Shawnee Mission East Lancers earned three first places, two second places and one third place.  There…...

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Julie Calabro of Andover Central wins Jackie Engel Award

KSPA joins Kansas Collegiate Media in congratulating the 2016 Jackie Engel Award winner. Please read the press release below from KCM: The Jungle Book yearbook and Spotlight news magazine adviser at Andover Central High School has won a prestigious journalism teaching award for 2016. Julie Calabro is this year’s recipient…...

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2016 KSPA Annual Award Winners

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR 2016 The KSPA Administrator of the Year Award recognizes secondary school administrators who have stood up for the First Amendment and his/her students.  The nominee should meet the following five criteria: 1) Supports the Kansas Student Publications Act and the First Amendment; 2) Provides adequate and appropriate financial support…...

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2016 State Contest Information

Read all about the 2016 State Contest, including the digital submission prompts, deadlines, schedules and rules....

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February Monthly Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the February 2016 KSPA monthly contest. Mill Valley High School received the most awards during February:  Mill Valley was awarded two first places, three second places and two third places.  With five awards Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School received the second most awards in the month by a single school.…...

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2016 Regional Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who provided thousands of entries for the KSPA Regional Contests and won the awards below. Thank You The contest would not be possible without the help of the regional coordinators from each of our host universities. Please join the KSPA staff and board in thanking the following…...

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2016 Middle School Workshop

Sponsored by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and organized by Mary Patrick of Maize South Middle School   Hello! We want you to be a “fool” for middle school journalism and join us at our annual workshop on Saturday, April 2. It will be held at Maize South Middle School,…...

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Justin Curto of Mill Valley High School earns Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Mill Valley High School senior Justin Curto on winning the overall honor as 2016 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Curto works as the editor-in-chief of the Mill Valley News, the school’s online news source. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different…...

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January Monthly Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the January 2016 KSPA monthly contest. Two schools tied for the most awards during January: Mill Valley and Shawnee Mission Northwest. Mill Valley was awarded two first places, three second places and one third place. Meanwhile, Shawnee Mission Northwest earned five first places and one third place.  Shawnee…...

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KSPA members begin work with assessment for journalism students

A handful of KSPA members, with the help of a KU-based testing group, began writing an assessment this month for many Kansas students who complete journalism and publications classes. The goal for the assessment, according to the testing group, is to offer “a way to measure high school students’ readiness for…...

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