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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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Congrats to March monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the March 2017 KSPA monthly contest. Winning six awards each,  Blue Valley Southwest and Shawnee Mission East tied for the most awards in the March contest.  Hot on their tracks was Blue Valley Northwest and Mill Valley, each with five awards. Deadline for April submissions is April 29. Sports Writing 1st…...

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2017 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 at total of 37 books and awarded 20 All-Kansas awards. Two video news programs from the four submitted were awarded All-Kansas. And in news websites, five entries were…...

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Bill Gasper of Hays High School wins Jackie Engel Award 2017

KSPA joins Kansas Collegiate Media in congratulating the 2016 Jackie Engel Award winner. Please read the press release below from KCM: The Indian Call yearbook and The Guidon newspaper adviser at Hays High School has won a top journalism teaching award for 2017. Bill Gasper is this year’s recipient of…...

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2017 State Contest Prompts & Registration

Welcome to the big time! The state contest . . . a chance for your school to compete for the Sweepstakes trophy . . . a chance for you to show off everything that you have learned this year . . . a chance for eternal glory and well, journalism…...

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