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posted Feb 17, 2015, 11:10 AM by Unknown user

            Every year the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) holds a Journalism competition for 1A-6A high schools. There are two levels, Regionals and State. This year, Conway Springs’ very own news website and yearbook staff will have representatives at the Regional KSPA contest at Emporia State. Conway Springs hasn’t competed at KSPA since 2010.

There are both on-site competitions and carry-in (digital submission) competitions. There are nine on-site competitions, including Editing, Editorial Cartoon, Yearbook Copy Writing and News and Sport Writing.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to try copy editing because I’d like to be copy editor next year,” sophomore news website member Jessica Mies said.

There are ten competitions by submission, including Advertising, Headline Writing and Design, Infographics, an assortment of themed photography and more.

“I think it will be interesting to see how other schools do their writing for yearbook,” junior and yearbook member Tiffany Willson said.

There is a combined total of nine students going to KSPA Regionals and four students that are not going but are submitting their work for competition. The Regional competition will be Feb. 26.

“Its been a long time since we as a school have been represented, and we have a lot of talent this year,” news website sponsor Tamara Salisbury said. “I’m excited to let them show their stuff.”






news website and yearbook class

KSPA Journalism competition

Feb. 26

Emporia State University

Journalism competition