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Seven Kansas students win national journalism awards from NFPW

Seven Kansas high school journalism students have placed in the National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Competition. Three of those students — Maggie Simmons and Andrew Goble from Shawnee Mission East, and Andy Wickoren from Shawnee Mission Northwest — won first place in their respective categories.

The students will be feted a the NFPW national conference luncheon honoring our high school winners. The conference is set for Sept. 8-10, 2011, in Council Bluff, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha, Neb.

The winners from Kansas:

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First: Maggie Simmons, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas, “Beauty and the Beast”

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First: Andy Wickoren, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas, “Junior Connor Mitts runs around his backyard with his sister, Kaylee, 7, on his shoulders.”

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First: Andrew Goble, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas, “The Assault on Productivity

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Second: Kevin Simpson, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas, “A Reason to Smile”

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Second: Meghan Leihy, Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, Kansas, “On the mat & On the court: Senior Ben Bebermeyer tries to evade the block of a Garden Plain defender. The HHS boys are 2-3 and will travel to Marion Tuesday to take on the Warriors in a non-league contest.”

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Second: Alex Lamb, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas, “Sanity Drifting Away”

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Third: Emma Pennington, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas, “The Buyer’s Guide to Books”

 

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