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Michelle Huss of Blue Valley earns Jackie Engel Award 2019

KSPA joins Kansas Collegiate Media (KCM) in congratulating the 2019 Jackie Engel Award winner, a journalism adviser at Blue Valley High School. Michelle Huss 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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Shawnee Mission North, Blue Valley Northwest students win Courage in Journalism Awards

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Grace Altenhofen of Shawnee Mission North and Anna Cowden of Blue Valley Northwest for their outstanding courage in journalism. They have earned the first Courage in Journalism Award from KSPA, an award founded on the 50th anniversary of the monumental Tinker v. Des Moines…...

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2019 Sunflower and Friend of KSPA Award Winners

KSPA proudly recognizes educators and professionals each year who promote excellence in scholastic journalism. We thank you for your continued support. Congratulations to our award winners! SUNFLOWER AWARD 2019 The Sunflower Award recognizes a new adviser who shows enthusiasm and dedication to building a strong journalism program and aims to…...

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2019 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 a total of 36 publications and awarded 15 All-Kansas awards. In news websites, 6 entries were chosen from 14 submissions. Judges were supplied…...

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KSPA congratulates Ron Johnson on 2019 KSPA Hall of Fame Award

In recognition of his years of service to KSPA — most notably for his work toward the 1992 passage of the Kansas Student Publications Act — Ron Johnson will be presented with the KSPA Hall of Fame Award on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The presentation will occur as part of…...

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Congrats to the March monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the March KSPA monthly contest. Mill Valley High School took top honors and earned eight awards in March. They earned three first place, two second place and three third place wins. Lawrence High School received six awards to earn second place. Video Mia Robinson from…...

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Derby North student earns 2019 Mary Patrick Aspiring Young Journalist Award

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Derby North Middle School student Tayla Ahlf on winning the statewide honor of the 2019 Mary Patrick Aspiring Journalist Award. Half has served as yearbook editor, photo shoot manager and teacher aide. The runner-up for the award is Miles Lindley from Chisolm Trail Middle…...

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KSPA Middle School Workshop 2019

Please complete the form by March 30 to give Laura Hayden your feedback in preparing for this workshop. Join us at our annual workshop on Saturday, April 6.  It will be held at Derby North Middle School, 3100 N Rock Road, Derby, Kansas 67037. The workshops are from 9:30 a.m.-12:30…...

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Congrats to the February monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the February KSPA monthly contest. Lawrence High School and Mill Valley High School tied with the most awards in February with six each. Shawnee Mission East High School and Shawnee Mission Northwest High School received five awards each to earn a tie for second place.…...

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