High school writers, photographers and designers from Skyline High School in Pratt come away from 2019 Kansas Press Association Regional Contest with top awards.
LAWRENCE, March 8, 2019 — The Kansas Scholastic Press Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Regional Contests, which rewarded the best student journalism from among 2,100 entries gathered from around the state.
In the Regional Contest, students from 87 different schools competed in 19 different categories in 12 different classifications organized by geography and school size. KSPA gave up to six awards in each category.
From Skyline High School, the following students won awards:
Ryan Adams, Sports Writing, 1st
Ryan Adams, Yearbook Sports Writing, 1st
Sydney Graber, News Writing, 1st
Ashlynn Miracle, Feature Writing, 2nd
Kyle Hampton, News Writing, 2nd
Kyle Hampton, Headline Writing and Design, 2nd
Kyle Hampton, Sports Writing, 3rd
Abigail Ailstock, Copy Editing, 3rd
Brooklyn Smith, Feature Writing, 3rd
Skyler Cason, YB Layout, 3rd
Sydney Graber, Copy Editing, Honorable Mention
Abigail Ailstock, Cutline Writing, Honorable Mention
Ashlynn Miracle, Cutline Writing, Honorable Mention
Kami McComb, Editorial Writing, Honorable Mention
Falicity Riggs, Yearbook Sports Writing, Honorable Mention
Cali Newdigger, Advertising, Honorable Mention
Brooklyn Smith, Headline Writing and Design, Honorable Mention
Brooklyn Smith, News Page Design, Honorable Mention
Kyle Hampton, News Page Design, Honorable Mention
Jacob Swisher, Photo Illustration, Honorable Mention
Harley Tucker, Photo Illustration, Honorable Mention
Nicholas Shirley, Student Life Photography, Honorable Mention
Six university campuses throughout Kansas hosted the contests Feb. 25 and 26. This year Skyline High School competed at the Wichita State University location.
“We consider the Regional Contests to be one of our most important annual events both for students to receive feedback on their work and also for students to compete with one another,” said Eric Thomas, KSPA executive director. “Teachers who organize and enter their students into the contest give their students a great opportunity to see how their work compares to the work of others.”
KSPA enlists the help of journalism teachers, professional journalists, university faculty members and other journalism experts to judge the entries.
Any student who earns an award in the Regional Contest advances to the KSPA State Contest on May 4 at the University of Kansas. Based on results from the State Contest, KSPA will determine the top school in 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A.
About KSPA: The Kansas Scholastic Press Association is a non-profit association of more than 100 high school and middle school journalism programs. Its mission is to promote excellence in high school journalism publications and education.