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All-Kansas Yearbook Rankings announced

Congratulations . . . to the 23 yearbooks to earn an All-Kansas evaluation, the highest distinction presented to yearbooks for overall excellence. Below you can find a list of the All-Kansas yearbooks divided by classification. Judges from around the country — fifteen in all — commended the books they saw…...

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Students from Blue Valley, BV North, Lawrence and SM North earn February photo prizes

Four students earned first place in the February Photo of the Month contest sponsored by KSPA. Bailey Outlaw (Blue Valley), Alex Scimecca (Blue Valley North), Joseph Anderson (Lawrence) and Megan Alford(Shawnee Mission North) impressed this month’s photo judge with their photos and photo illustrations. Here’s the complete list of winners…...

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Kansas reaps awards at JEA/NSPA convention

By Claire McInerny The National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Educators Association hosted their annual fall convention in Minneapolis this weekend. Kansas high school journalists accounted for many of the winners in both the NSPA carry-in contests and the JEA on-site competitions. Andrew Goble and Kat Buchanan of Shawnee…...

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Winning stories selected in November contest

Winners of the November SOM contest include: Feature 1st Place: Kat Buchanan, “Finding Peace Through Art,” Shawnee Mission East High School 2nd Place: Andrew Goble, “One Step at a Time,” Shawnee Mission East High School 3rd Place: Joanna Epp, “Nachtigals welcom new member to family; Family shares experience,” Newton High…...

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SM East, Blue Valley students win September contest

Emma Pennington of Shawnee Mission East was judged first place for newsmagazines and Jordan McEntee of Blue Valley High School was awarded first place in newspapers for the innaugural Design of the Month contest. Pennington’s spread, which reviewed local frozen yogurt stores, was praised by judges for its good use…...

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09 Lawrence Fall Conference Photos

KSPA Assistant Director Andrew Hoxey took the photographs for this short gallery of some of the highlights of the KU Fall Conference, Sept. 23 at the Kansas Union in Lawrence. Web master Rowdy Wichman designed the slideshow....

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NSPA director, SI photographer to speak at Fall Conferences (updated 9/21)

Logan Aimone, executive director of the National Scholastic Press Association, will address students and advisers at the Fall Conferences in Hays and Manhattan, on Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, respectively, and Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frakes will deliver a featured address at the Lawrence conference on Sept. 23. Aimone is…...

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A quick introduction is in order . . .

My name is Jeff Browne, and it is my distinct honor to address you as the new Executive Director of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. Doing so in the shadow of John Hudnall’s distinguished career humbles me, but I believe I’m up to the task of serving as his successor.…...

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Monthly competitions help students hone skills

KSPA is expanding its traditional “Story of the Month” competition to include monthly photo contests. The new Photo of the Month contest builds on what was just a single contest to encourage student photojournalists to submit photos every month for judging and recognition. Story of the Month categories now look…...

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Six schools crowned 2009 Kansas journalism champs

Six Kansas high schools were awarded Sweepstakes trophies on May 2, 2009, at the KSPA state championships, held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. The winners: Troy High School, Class 1A Humboldt High School, Class 2A Phillipsburg High School, Class 3A Andover High School, Class 4A Mill Valley High…...

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