2022 SIMPLY BETTER
A SHOWCASE OF STUDENT WORK FROM THE KSPA STATE CONTEST.
The KSPA State Contest was hosted remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2021-2022 school year. All entries, whether writing or visual, were submitted digitally, judged remotely and awarded through Twitter on May 1, 2021. To learn more about the contest, see these pages:
- FULL RESULTS: which individuals earned awards in the contest
- CONTEST PROMPTS: the tasks assigned to students for each category
- TEAM RESULTS: the standings in the sweepstakes, crowning a state champion in each enrollment classification
WRITING CONTESTS WINNERSclick on arrow for more info
The entries at this link were the winners in the annual KSPA State Contest in nine different writing categories. The contest was divided into three different classifications based on school size: 1A/2A, 3A/4A, 5A/6A. The entries below earned first place out of the entries in their classification, although judges awarded up to 6 places in each category.
VIDEO CONTESTS WINNERSclick on arrow for more info
5A/6A: Sarah Connor, Sydney Lampkin, Stahley Sears: Maize Career Academy: Video News: First Place
Sophomores singers star on stage from OneMaize Media on Vimeo.
3A/4A: Aisley Galloway, Shelby Shaughnessy: Humboldt High School: Video News: First Place
1A/2A: Matilynn Smull: St. Francis Community High School: Video News: First Place
5A/6A: Ryan Schuckman: Hays High School: Video PSA: First Place
3A/4A: Elias Works: Humboldt High School: Video PSA: First Place
1A/2A: Abby Bebb, Thomas Farrell, Michelle Richmeier, Ella Hart: Hill City High School: Video PSA: First Place
VIDEO SPORTS PROMO
5A/6A: Vinny Bruno: Mill Valley High School: Video Sports Promo: First Place
3A/4A:Riley Steinman, Maddox Vatow, Terek Stoll : Eudora High School: Video Sports Promo: First Place
1A/2A: Abby Tubach, Alexis DeLong, Leaya Francis, Emily Miser: Chase County Jr.-Sr. High School: Video
Softball Sports Promo – HD 1080p.mov from Linda Drake on Vimeo.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST WINNERSclick on arrow for more info
5A/6A: ISABEL BLASDEL, LAKIN ZAMORANO: MAIZE CAREER ACADEMY MEDIA: FIRST PLACE
3A/4A: EMMA LAZARCZYK, ALENA GILLESPIE: BISHOP MIEGE HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA: FIRST PLACE
1A/2A: SHELBY RYAN, CASSIE DUNLAVY: BURTON HIGH SCHOOL: SOCIAL MEDIA: FIRST PLACE
MULTIMEDIA CONTEST WINNERSclick on arrow for more info
5A/6A: GABBY DELPEASH, TAYLOR DOYLE, AVERY GATHRIGHT, JULIA SHUMAKER: MILL VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING: FIRST PLACE
3A/4A: MARY-KATHRYN WERT, NATALIE MARTINEZ, ALENA GILLESPIE, EMMA LAZARCZY: BISHOP MIEGE HIGH SCHOOL: MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING: FIRST PLACE