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Konopelko from Pittsburg earns Kansas Student Journalist of the Year

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association congratulates Nicole-Marie Konopelko of Pittsburg High School on winning the statewide honor of the 2019 Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. Nicole is the editor-in-chief for the Booster Redux, the school’s newspaper and online news site. The overall winner is chosen among the winners of three different enrollment…...

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Congrats to the December-January monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the December – January KSPA monthly contest. Shawnee Mission East earned the most awards in November with seven. Blue Valley West and Lawrence High received six awards each to earn a tie for second place. Video 1st Place: Lainey Caldwell & Becca Cannon from Blue Valley…...

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Congrats to the November monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the November KSPA monthly contest. Shawnee Mission East earned the most awards in November with seven. Blue Valley West, Kapaun-Mount Carmel, Lawrence High and Mill Valley had five awards each to earn a tie for second place. Video 1st Place: Lawder DeSantis from Shawnee Mission…...

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Unveiling the 2018 All-Kansas Yearbook winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status in the 2018 All-Kansas critiques. Our judges critiqued at total of 52 books and awarded 22 All-Kansas awards. Judges were supplied a critique booklet and a copy of the yearbook in October. The completed electronic critique booklets have…...

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Regional Contests 2019: Better (and closer) than ever!

Welcome to the new & improved Regional Contest! Now schools can choose their own Regional location. Plus, KSPA will create more balanced regional groupings to create fair competitions....

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Congrats to the October monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the October KSPA monthly contest. Way to go Shawnee Mission North High School who earned the most awards this month, with seven total. Blue Valley West High School was right behind them receiving six awards for second place. Next deadline is Nov. 30. Video 1st…...

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The Covers: 2018 All-Kansas Yearbook Entries

Check out the covers of 50 yearbooks that were received by our Oct. 3 All-Kansas Yearbook Critique deadline. Covers can be sorted by school size and each cover is captioned with the school name. The books have been shipped to the judges. Stay tuned in December for the announcement of…...

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Congrats to the August-September monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the August-September KSPA monthly contest. Shawnee Mission East High School earned the most awards this month, with eight total. Blue Valley Southwest High School and Lawrence High School each received five awards each to tie for second place. Video 1st Place: Dalton Reck from Shawnee…...

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It’s All FOUR You!

For the first time ever, KSPA will bring four fall conferences to the Sunflower State. Register now for your students to attend and for a chance to have your publications critiqued!...

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Congrats to the April monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the April KSPA monthly contest. Kapaun-Mount Carmel Catholic High School, Lawrence High School and Mill Valley High School tied with the most awards this month, each finishing with seven total. Right on their heels was Blue Valley North with a total of six awards. Video…...

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