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All-Kansas Yearbook Rankings announced

All-Kansas Yearbook Rankings announced

December 19, 2014


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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 th...

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

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

Travis Diesing, Multimedia Assistant

March 8, 2013


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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 illustrati...

Kansas reaps awards at JEA/NSPA convention

November 22, 2011


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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. ...

Winning stories selected in November contest

December 11, 2010


Filed under Monthly Contests

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 ex...

SM East, Blue Valley students win September contest

October 8, 2010


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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 it...

09 Lawrence Fall Conference Photos

October 2, 2009


Filed under Conferences, Past Conferences, Top Stories

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.

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

September 15, 2009


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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 confer...

A quick introduction is in order . . .

August 20, 2009


Filed under Blogs

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. I met many of you at one of ...

Monthly competitions help students hone skills

August 16, 2009


Filed under Monthly Contests, Uncategorized

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 ca...

Six schools crowned 2009 Kansas journalism champs

August 14, 2009


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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 Valle...

Become a KSPA member and thrive

August 14, 2009


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Join the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, one of the country’s oldest and most active scholastic journalism associations, and participate in its myriad educational offerings for you and your students. Joining the KSPA is easy!  Just fill out a membership form and send it to us with your payment. Housed in the William Allen White School of Journalism and M...

Fall Conferences 2009: A new era in Kansas journalism

June 6, 2009


Filed under Conferences, Past Conferences

For the 28th consecutive year, the Kansas Scholastic Press Association will host fall conferences for student-journalists and their advisers across this great state. For the 11th consecutive year, advisers will have the choice to attend a conference at a university of their choice: •    Monday,...

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