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2016 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 41 books and awarded 14 All-Kansas awards. Two video news programs from the five submitted were awarded All-Kansas. And in news websites, 6 entries were chosen from 22 submissions. Judges were supplied critique booklets and a copy (or link to) of the entry in March. The completed electronic critique booklets will be emailed back to each adviser.

Each All-Kansas school earns an All-Kansas plaque. Winners will be announced and presented with the plaque at the KSPA State Contest opening ceremony May 7, 2016 at the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas.

Please contact KSPA by email with any questions or corrections.

All-Kansas News Publications


  • Chanute High School, The Comet, Editor Jenny Angleton; Adviser Dustin Fox
  • Hays High School, The Guidon, Editors Brianna Mathais & Fengxue Zhang; Adviser Bill Gasper
  • Piper High School, The Pirates’ Log, Editor Keegan Sparks; Adviser Cindy Horchem
  • Spring Hill High School, Cavalry, Editors Lynsey Akin & Kelsey Spaulding; Advisers Anna Manning & Michelle Maynes


  • Bishop Carroll High School, The Flyer, Editors Lydia Crowndver, Grace Kelly; Adviser Kollen Long
  • Blue Valley Southwest High School, The Standard, Editor Alexis Tarter; Adviser Rachel Urban
  • Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School, Paladin, Editors Madison Ames & Meg Dionisi; Adviser Elaine Robinson
  • Mill Valley High School, The JagWire, Editors Tori Aerni, Sarah Myers &Karissa Schmidt; Adviser Kathy Habiger


  • Blue Valley Northwest High School, The Express, editors Natasha Vyhovsky & Lainey Breidenthal; adviser Jim McCrossen
  • Lawrence High School, The Budget, editors Zia Kelly, Kansas Gibler & Nia Rutledge; adviser Barbara Tholen
  • Manhattan High School, The Mentor, editors Greg Woods, Tracy Le, Angie Moss, Erick Echegaray & Cora Austin; adviser Kristy Nyp
  • Shawnee Mission South High School, The Patriot, editors Emily Wilkinson & Lauren Rosenstock; adviser Julie Fales
  • Shawnee Mission West School, The Epic, editors Brock Burnett & Max Meyer; adviser Amy Morgan
  • Wichita East High School, Messenger, editors Jadyn Fraley & Megan Sinik; adviser Sharon Martin

All-Kansas Video News


  • Blue Valley Southwest High School, Wolfbyte TV, editors Taylen Hitchcock & Riley Swickard; adviser Steven Cortez
  • Mill Valley High School, MVTV, editors Brady Rolig, Collin Petigna & Dani Stompoly; adviser Dorothy Swafford

All-Kansas Online News


  • Mill Valley High School, Mill Valley News Online, editors Justin Curto & Jena Smith; adviser Kathy Habiger
  • Maize High School, Maizenews.com, editors Savannah Hughes & Nick Mathias; adviser Dan Loving


  • Topeka High School, thstower.com, editor Ashley Yoder; adviser Kristy Dekat
  • Shawnee Mission South High School, smsouthnews.com, editor Jacob Cox; adviser Julie Fales
  • Blue Valley Northwest High School, BVNWnews, editors Natasha Vyhovsky & Olivia Baird; adviser Jim McCrossen
  • Shawnee Mission East High School, The Harbinger Online, editors Ellie Cook, Michael Kraske, Celia Hack & Tyler Keys; adviser C. Dow Tate

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