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Andover’s Chad Phillips named 2013 Kansas HS Journalist of the Year

Chad Phillips, a senior at Andover High School, has been named the 2013 Kansas High School Journalist of the Year, and Sophia Templin from De Soto High School has been named the Class 3A/4A Kansas High School Journalist of the Year. Phillips, editor-in-chief of the award-winning Trojan Bluestreak yearbook, will receive…...

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February Design of the Month results posted

Eight students earned places in KSPA’s Design of the Month in February. BV Northwest’s Meagan Murphy received first place overall with her design about signature fraud. Here is a complete list of the students and their places. Overall Winner 1st Place—Megan Murphy, BV Northwest Infographic 1st Place—Reagan Rink, Pittsburg 2nd…...

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Mill Valley videos win Multimedia of the Month for February

Two videos from Mill Valley earn students Allison Mackey and Haley Woods places in February’s Multimedia of the month. Mackey’s feature on student Chloe Stewart’s once in a lifetime singing experience took first, and Haley Woods’ look at the school’s new concession stand took second. Their videos are to the…...

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February Story of the Month awards select few

Powerful stories about intriguing topics earned 15 students places in KSPA’s Story of the Month contest for February. Shawnee Mission East’s Katie Knight, Maize’s Jordan Watkins and Justin Noble, Blue Valley High’s Kelly Cordingley, Pittsburg’s Alli Baden and Shawnee Mission North’s Rebecca Simkins all won first in their categories. Below…...

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Four sites report regional results early; KSU and ESU results now in

The Feb. 21-22 blizzard moved five KSPA regionals off-site, but judges from all of those regionals have completed their tasks — despite an additional delay caused by storms just four and five days later in eastern Kansas. Below are results from the Pittsburg State, Fort Hays State, Wichita State and…...

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Students from Blue Valley, BV North, Lawrence and SM North earn February photo prizes

Four students earned first place in the February Photo of the Month contest sponsored by KSPA. Bailey Outlaw (Blue Valley), Alex Scimecca (Blue Valley North), Joseph Anderson (Lawrence) and Megan Alford(Shawnee Mission North) impressed this month’s photo judge with their photos and photo illustrations. Here’s the complete list of winners…...

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WSU regional contest is fifth regional to move off-site

Winter Storm Q has caused the fifth of six KSPA journalism regional contests to be moved from a college campus back to individual high schools. The latest victim is the regional scheduled Friday for Wichita State University. Contest coordinator Amy DeVault and KSPA Executive Director Jeff Browne made the decision…...

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Blizzard of ’13 blows KU regional off-site

Winter Storm Q — which may be remembered as the Blizzard of ’13 — has forced KSPA to move its Lawrence regional scheduled for Friday from the University of Kansas to individual schools. Each of the schools scheduled to participate in the KU regional will now mail its carry-in contests ASAP to KSPA…...

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KSU, ESU and FHSU regionals are now off-site contests

The 2013 regional contests scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at Kansas State University, Emporia State University and Fort Hays State University have been changed to off-site contests because of heavy snow that is already plaguing much of Kansas. Students registered for contests in Manhattan, Emporia and Hays will now compete…...

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Eight entries win awards in January contest

Eight student entries placed in the Design of the Month contest for January. Here is the a list of the students in the top three of each category: Yearbook Design 1st Place—Anna Weaver, Regan Schenck, Jennifer Terrell, Maize 2nd Place—Perri Downey, Shea Gillpatrick, BV West 3rd Place—Madison Allen, BV West…...

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