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2017 All-Kansas Spring Winners

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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 chosen from 15 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 6, 2017 at the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas.

Please contact KSPA by email with any questions or corrections.

All-Kansas News Publications



Canton-Galva High School

Eagle Insider

Editors Emily Ballantyne & Abigail Ballanthyne

Adviser Jessica Bowman













Ellsworth High School

The EHS Bearcat

Editors Monica Towery & Kahlan Lamon

Adviser Dawnae Bunch











Humboldt High School

The Cub Tracks

Editors Padyne Durand & Annalise Whitcomb

Adviser Kim Isbell








Sterling High School

The Cub Reporter

Editors Lexi Rose & Dallas Lackery

Adviser Todd Vogts












Chanute High School

The Comet

Editor Annie Brazil

Adviser Dustin Fox











Andover Central High School

The Spotlight

Editors Corinna Powell, Sarah Kohman, Victoria Eastman & Sarah Johnson

Adviser Julie Calabro









Bishop Carroll High School

The Flyer

Editors Grace Buessing & Mary Ebberwein

Adviser Kollen Long











Kapaun Mt Carmel Catholic High School


Editors Abbey Fox, Kinta Kail & Cora O’Brien

Adviser Elaine Robinson











Maize High School


Editor Kendra Cunningham

Adviser Dan Loving












Mill Valley High School

The JagWire

Editors Madison Ferguson, Braden Shaw & Margaret Mellott

Adviser Kathy Habiger











Pittsburg High School

The Booster Redux

Editors Gina Mathew, Kali Poenitske, Trina Paul & Journey Jaramillo

Adviser Emily Smith











Salina Central High School

The Pylon

Editors Chloe Guillot & Morgan Dolton

Adviser JD Garber











Blue Valley High School

The Tiger Print

editors Courtney Carpenter & Megan Hegarty

Adviser Michelle Huss











Blue Valley North High School

The North Star

editors Sammy Galapo & Gigi Wildman

Adviser Diana Klote











Blue Valley Northwest High School

The Express

editors Emma Bruce, Eden Kurr, Jack Oxley & Kaitlyn Noon

adviser Jim McCrossen











Lawrence High School

The Budget

editors Kansas Gibler, Abby Percich, Alicia Ruder, Zoie German-Martinez & Hannah Gaines

adviser Barbara Tholen











Manhattan High School

The Mentor

editors Angie Moss, Erick Echegaray, Elizabeth Alexander, Jacob Clanton, Cora Astin, Savannah Cherms & Dylan Thomas

adviser Kristy Nyp










Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

The Northwest Passage

Editors Grace Gorentio, Shelby Beaumont, Cadie Elder, Jack Lynch

Adviser Susan Massy











Shawnee Mission South High School

The Patriot

editors Amelia Holcomb, Sophia Belshe & Savannah Morgan

adviser Julie Fales











Shawnee Mission West School

The Epic

editors Sylvia Bryan, Logan Peterson & Drake Mattis

adviser Amy Morgan










All-Kansas Video News


Mill Valley High School, MVTV, editors Brady Rolig & Collin Petigna ; adviser Dorothy Swafford







Blue Valley Southwest High School, Wolfbyte TV, editors Sean Brewster, Lauren Drimmel, Quinlyn La Fon & Julianna Swartz and Broc Putnam; adviser Steven Cortez







All-Kansas Online News


Hays High School, Guidon Online, editors Anniston Weber, Madison Crees & Jordyn Dake; adviser Bill Gasper









Piper High School, kcpipernews.com, editors Abby Neal & Katie Sullivan; adviser Cindy Horchem










Mill Valley High School, Mill Valley News Online, editors Raya Lehan, Ali Booth, Nora Lucas; adviser Kathy Habiger










Blue Valley Northwest High School, BVNWnews, editors Emma Bruce, Justin Lehtinen & Gabe Swartz; adviser Jim McCrossen








Shawnee Mission East High School, The Harbinger Online, editors Celia Hack, Ellie Cook, Morgan Biles & Anna Kanaley; adviser C. Dow Tate

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