KEMPA Journalism

Award winners honored at KEMPA Fall Conference

December 24, 2016
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The KEMPA Board is pleased to honor award recipients in the following categories: Nancy Becker Newspaper Advisers of the Year:   MICHAEL GLUSKIN, Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Illinois MATTHEW SMITH, Fond du LAC High School, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Friend of KEMPA:    SNO SITES, To...

Dow Jones News Fund names Patrick Johnson 2016 Distinguished Adviser

Dow Jones News Fund names Patrick Johnson 2016 Distinguished Adviser

September 20, 2016
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PRINCETON, N.J. (Sept. 20, 2016) Patrick Johnson of Antioch (Illinois) Community High School is in his sixth year teaching (his fourth at Antioch; the first two at Marquette University) and fourth year advising the Tom Tom, a website and 10-issue student life magazine. During his tenure at Antioch, Joh...

2016 JEA Journalist of the Year (JOY) scholarship competition has launched!

January 19, 2016
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By Linda Barrington, MJE What may be the most coveted award for student journalists starts with competition in your home state. Remember,  JEA's site gives detailed directions, resources to assist applicants, and information with each state’s deadline and contact information.  Illinois and Wisc...

KEMPA Awards

KEMPA Awards

October 26, 2015
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These are the 2015 KEMPA Award winners: KEMPA offers six awards.  Nominations for the first five are due June 15 of each year.  The KEMPA board accepts suggestions, but not nominations, for the Hall of Fame category. Not all categories have a winner every year. Nancy Becker Newspaper Adviser ...

NEWSPA winners include KEMPA schools

April 27, 2015
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We're proud of the good work you do AND that you have the awards to show for it. At the NEWSPA conference last week, students from six KEMPA-member newspapers or newsmagazines won the following awards: OVERALL Publication:  Published through Journalism class Large school:  Blue Ribbon:  Warrior'...

KEMPA students win CSPA Gold Circle Awards

March 6, 2015
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NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 30th Gold Circle Awards program. This year attracted 12,847 entries produced by students at colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States. Judges cited a total of 1,780 winners for either...

KEMPA students, publications win awards at JEA/NSPA Boston Convention

November 24, 2013
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KEMPA students, publications win awards at Boston Convention Congratulations to the KEMPA winners of the following awards: Best of Show Category: Broadsheet, 9-12 pages 6th place: Bear Facts, Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, Ill., Carolyn Wagner-adviser Write-Offs Category: Feature ...

KEMPA Gebhardt Award Winner for Feature Writing Announced

September 22, 2013
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ABOUT THE GEBHARDT AWARD: The Gebhardt Award is given to a student from a KEMPA-member publication who shows excellence in feature writing. It is presented in memory of longtime KEMPA Summer Workshop instructor Tom Gebhardt, who died in a car accident in the fall of 2000. Each entry must have been p...

KEMPA students win CSPA Gold Circle Awards

September 22, 2013
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By Linda Barrington, MJE Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces its Gold Circle writing awards, with more than a dozen KEMPA students among the recipients. The CSPA said 12,847 entries were submitted students at colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States....

KEMPA students, publications win awards at JEA/NSPA convention in San Diego

April 25, 2013
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We are proud of the KEMPA achievements showcased at the 2014 Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Spring Convention. The convention was ran from April 10th to 13th. Write-offs Niles West High School, Skokie, IL EXCELLENT: Online News Package, Michelle Sproat;...

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