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Unveiling the 2017 yearbook All-Kansas winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member yearbook staffs who earned All-Kansas yearbook status. Our judges critiqued at total of 48 books and awarded 20 All-Kansas awards. Judges were supplied a critique booklet and a copy of the yearbook in October. The completed electronic critique booklets have been emailed back to each…...

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Congrats to October monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the October 2017 KSPA monthly contest. Mill Valley High School received the most awards this month, finishing with six total. Blue Valley High School followed with five awards. Numerous schools all earned four awards each: Shawnee Mission South, Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission North, Lawrence…...

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Congrats to August-September monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the August-September 2017 KSPA monthly contest. Winning seven awards, Shawnee Mission East edges out Shawnee Mission North with most wins in the August-September monthly contest. Sports Writing 1st Place: William Yanek from Lawrence High School http://ow.ly/FMz030fQ8EJ 2nd Place: Jonah Park from Blue Valley West High School http://ow.ly/wlG130fQ8CS 3rd…...

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The Covers: 2017 All-Kansas Yearbook Entries

Check out the covers of 43 yearbooks that were received by our Oct. 4 All-Kansas Yearbook Critique deadline. You can sort the covers 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…...

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Two-day conference celebrates student free speech in Kansas

Celebrating 25 years of free student expression in Kansas, more than 800 students from 80 schools converged on Topeka last week. The event, the KSPA fall conference, gathered students from around the state for two days of break-out sessions, nationally known speakers, critiques and even a student dance. To commemorate…...

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Fall Conference: Sept. 25-26 in Topeka

Join schools from all over the state in September for a fall conference unlike any other. This two-day event will inspire you with stories of student journalists bravely reporting. And you will learn from the professionals with their years of experience. Plus, prepare your staff to meet their goals for…...

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Congrats to April monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the April 2017 KSPA monthly contest. Winning seven awards each,  Blue Valley Southwest and Mill Valley tied for the most awards in the April contest.  Hot on their tracks was Shawnee Mission East with six awards. Sports Writing 1st Place: Lila Tulp of Shawnee Mission East http://tinyurl.com/n6gs8sz 2nd Place: Gary Schmidt of Lawrence…...

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2017 State Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who provided hundreds of entries for the KSPA State Contests and won the awards below. Thank You The contest would not be possible without the help of . . . Judges from all over the country Volunteers and judges from the University of Kansas William Allen White School…...

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