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NSPA/JEA Convention Awards Round-up

Returning from the national semi-annual high school journalism convention this weekend was made more difficult by extra baggage for KSPA member schools: lots of awards! From Nov. 6-9 in Washington DC, the NSPA and JEA hosted a convention at the Wardman Park Marriott. The National Scholastic Press Association handed out…...

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September 2014 Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 KSPA monthly contests. The results listed here are partial due to delays in the judging of News Story, Feature Story and Yearbook Copy. Those results will be available before the end of the week. Over 130 entries were submitted at www.kspaonline.org in 13…...

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2014-2015 KSPA Membership Open

Advisers can fill out our online membership form to enjoy all of the great KSPA benefits for the coming school year....

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Schedule for 2013 Fall Conference in Lawrence posted

8 a.m. —Kansas Union Fourth Floor Registration 8:45 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome, Awards and Opening Comments (Dean Ann Brill, KU journalism school; Kara Lynch, KSPA Interim Executive Director; Jim McCrossen, KSPA President) — Alderson Auditorium 9:10 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Ron Johnson, the director of Student Media…...

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Six schools win the 2013 state journalism sweepstakes

On a cold, wet May day, six schools came out on top at Saturday’s Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Contest in Lawrence. The winners included: Class 1A: St. Francis Class 2A: Chase County   Class 3A: Humboldt Class 4A: Bonner Springs Class 5A: Mill Valley Class 6A: Shawnee Mission North Students competed in 20 categories (11 carry-in contests…...

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19 news publications, 5 websites and 2 video programs earn All-Kansas dinstinction

Twenty-six high school news organizations earned All-Kansas distinction from the KSPA All-Kansas judging and critique service for spring 2013. The winners will receive All-Kansas plaques at the State Contest, scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Kansas Union in Lawrence. Schools with news publications sent three issues of their publication…...

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Andover’s Chad Phillips named 2013 Kansas HS Journalist of the Year

Chad Phillips, a senior at Andover High School, has been named the 2013 Kansas High School Journalist of the Year, and Sophia Templin from De Soto High School has been named the Class 3A/4A Kansas High School Journalist of the Year. Phillips, editor-in-chief of the award-winning Trojan Bluestreak yearbook, will receive…...

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January contest honors three winning designs

Students from Maize, Shawnee Mission East and Lawrence High School won first place honors in the January Design of the Month contest. Below are the winning entries. (Click on the school name to see the design.) Yearbook Spread Anna Weaver, Regan Schenck and Jennifer Terrell / Maize High School Perri…...

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Ties result in many placing in November Photo of the Month contest

Twenty-two students placed in the November Photo of the Month Contest due to ties in four of the five categories. There were ties for second and fourth places in Sports, second place in Student Life, fourth place in Profile/Portrait, and third place in Academics. Maize High School’s Jennifer Terrell was…...

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Personal video ‘column’ from SM Northwest student wins November contest

A personal video column produced by Travis Calvin and Jaylen Jenks earned this month’s top prize in KSPA’s Multimedia of the Month contest. The two students attend Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. (Scroll down to see the video.) The video that earned second place — produced by Hannah Reichle of…...

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