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February Photo of the Month winners announced

Students from Shawnee Mission East, Blue Valley West, Blue Valley North and Olathe Northwest are the winners in KSPA’s February Photo of the Month contest. Our photo contest judge chose a portrait of Shawnee Mission East lacrosse players taken by Grant Kendall as the top overall photo for the month.…...

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2012 KSPA State T-shirt Winner Announced

Jordan McEntee of Blue Valley High School is the winner of the 2012 State T-shirt Design Contest. T-shirts with McEntee’s design will be available to purchase for $15 at the 2012 State Contest on Saturday, May 5 in Lawrence.  Advisers who pre-order shirts with their state registration will receive a…...

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2012 Regional results posted

The 2012 Regionals results from our six contest sites are rolling in this week. We will post the results as we get them on our Regional page and we are also tweeting KU regional results from our Twitter account (@KSPAstaff) as they come in. All results will be posted by…...

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Mill Valley and SM East websites earn national honor

Two news websites from Kansas high schools — Harbinger Online from Shawnee Mission East and Jagwire News Online from Mill Valley — have been named finalists in the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pacemaker competition. Both websites will be up for scholastic journalism’s highest honor in April at the NSPA national…...

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Shawnee Mission yearbooks named Pacemaker finalists

Three 2011 yearbooks from the Shawnee Mission School District have been named finalists in the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pacemaker competition. Books from East, North and Northwest all will be up for scholastic journalism’s highest honor in April at the NSPA national convention in Seattle. The three yearbooks were among…...

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January Design of the Month winners announced

Below are the winners for the January Design of the Month contests. The deadline for the February monthly contests is Feb. 29. News Publication design: 1st Place: Toni Aguiar of Shawnee Mission East High School 2nd Place: Kirk Bado, Hayley Battenbarg, Ashlee Crane and Brianna Leyden of Shawnee Misison Northwest…...

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January Story of the Month winners announced

Below are the winners for the January Story of the Month contests. The amount of entries KSPA received this month was more than usual, so congratulations to the winners of each category because competition was tough. Video News: 1st Place: Brenna Iskra and Hannah Reichle of Mill Valley High School…...

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All-Kansas Write Offs now available

The KSPA and Kansas Professional Communicators (KPC) present the All-Kansas Write Off contest. This contest is an opportunity for students journalists to submit published work from the last year for critique and the chance to be qualified as an All-Kansas winner. Some submissions will also be forwarded to the national…...

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Nineteen All-Kansas Yearbook winners announced

Nineteen 2011 yearbooks earned All-Kansas distinction in the annual critique service and contest. Judges from around the country judged the books and are thrilled with the improvements on the books from last year to this year. The winners are listed below in order of class and click on the Google map to…...

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Kansas reaps awards at JEA/NSPA convention

By Claire McInerny The National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Educators Association hosted their annual fall convention in Minneapolis this weekend. Kansas high school journalists accounted for many of the winners in both the NSPA carry-in contests and the JEA on-site competitions. Andrew Goble and Kat Buchanan of Shawnee…...

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