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Mill Valley takes first in April Multimedia contest

April’s Multimedia of the Month contest yielded five awards to students. Michaela Remijio took first place overall with her video on a local road project. SM East’s Mike Thibodeau and Maxx Lamb were this year’s first entries in the Online-Only Story category, which we hope to see more involvement with…...

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April Story of the Month winners finalized

Fifteen out of 44 entries earned places in April’s Story of the Month Contest. SM East’s Chloe Stradinger took first place overall for her feature on social media and choosing college roommates. The winning entries are as follows: First Place Overall 1st—Chloe Stradinger, SM East, “Surfing For a Match” Feature 1st—Chloe Stradinger, SM…...

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Blue Valley Northwest adviser wins Jackie Engel Award

Jim McCrossen, journalism teacher and adviser at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, has won a prestigious journalism teaching award for 2013. McCrossen is this year’s recipient of the Jackie Engel Award, sponsored by the Kansas Collegiate Media, and named in honor of Jackie Engel, a former journalism…...

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Amy DeVault wins first Friend of KSPA Award

Amy DeVault from Wichita State University has been named the first winner of the Friend of KSPA Award, which was established this year as a way to honor professionals and others who have contributed so much to the organization. DeVault, an assistant professor in the Elliott School of Communication at…...

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Design of the Month awards nine students in March

Nine students earned places in March’s Design of the Month contest. SM East’s Miranda Gibbs took first overall with her page titled “The Modern Family.” Here is a complete list of who placed:   Overall Winner 1st Place—Miranda Gibbs, SM East Infographic 1st Place—Roxy Townsend, Wichita East 2nd Place—Forest Lassman…...

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SM Northwest adviser to enter KSPA Hall of Fame

Susan Massy, the long-time adviser at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, has been selected for induction into the KSPA Hall of Fame. KSPA will honor Massy as the 37th member of the Hall of Fame during the annual State Contest Brunch and Members Meeting, Saturday, May 4, 2013, in the…...

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Mill Valley takes the cake in March multimedia contest

Savannah Rudicel from Mill Valley took first place in March for her video highlighting her district’s addition of a full-day kindergarten option in all elementary schools. Below is her video: Video News 1st—Savannah Rudicel, Mill Valley Online-Only Story (Podcast, Photo Slideshow, Complementary Digital Media) ***NO ENTRIES***...

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Students ‘March’ towards awards in Photo of the Month contest

Another batch of 15 talented Kansas high school photographers claimed places for March’s Photo of the Month Contest thanks to shots full of meaning and action. While these photos may be stills, they are anything but static. Here is a list of the winners and their work: Academics 1st—Tayler Anderson,…...

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Students captivate judges in Story of the Month for March

From a look at building the way to tomorrow, a professional table-turning freshman and a new angle on the detrimental Alzheimer’s disease, 15 captivating stories earned students places in KSPA’s March Story of the Month contest. Here is a list of the stories the judges chose this month: Feature 1st—Jessi…...

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Olathe South student wins state t-shirt contest

Alex Delker, Olathe South, is the2013 state t-shirt contest winner. Out of 27 unique entries from 20 schools, Delker’s entry was selected for its creativity and clean design. He will receive $50 for his efforts. Shirts will be sold at the 2013 state contest on May 4th for $15. Advisers…...

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