KEMPA Journalism

Administrator of the Year

Use this KEMPA Administrator of the year form 2017 form to nominate your principal. June 15 deadline.

The Board of Directors of the Kettle Moraine Press Association recognizes the importance of the assistance and encouragement that high school journalists receive from school administrators. Therefore, the KEMPA Board of Directors has instituted the Administrators of the Year award.

Nominations for this award may be made by students, advisers and/or student publication staffs. A committee appointed by the KEMPA president makes the final decisions.

The award is presented at the KEMPA annual meeting during the Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference.

In 2015 and 2016, this award was not presented.

James Huggins of Appleton North High School (center) with Aaron Ramponi (left), who nominated him.

Photo by Doug Wojcik
James Huggins of Appleton North High School (center) with Aaron Ramponi (left), who nominated him.

The 2014 Administrator of the Year Award winner is James Huggins, principal of Appleton North High School. He was recognized at the 2014 Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference on Oct. 17, 2014 at UW-Whitewater.

1989 Gerald Malueg, Ozaukee High School (WI) / William Reisk, Parker High School (Janesville, WI)
1990 Lowell Freedlund
1991 Tom Kemppainen, Milton High School (WI)
1997 John Pyfer, Pearl City High School (IL)
1999 Dr. Jon Platts, Milton Superintendent (WI)
2000 Olin Harried, Stoughton High School (WI)
2001 Bill Stroud, Wauwatosa East High School (WI)
2002 Barb Dougal, Parker High School (Janesville, WI)
2003 Craig Duncan, Milton High School (WI)
2004 Kimberly Zupec, Waukegan High School (IL)
2006 Ken Dopke, Tremper High School (Kenosha, WI)
2007 Donald LaBonte, Brookfield Central High School (WI) / Jerry Movrich, Stoughton High School (WI)
2008 Nick Hughes, Wauwatosa East High School (WI)
2009 Brian Kersten, Waunakee High School (WI)
2010 Richard Kirchner, Belvidere North High High School (IL)
2011 Dr. Matt Gibson, Elmbrook School District (WI)
2012 Brett Bowers, Homestead High School (WI)
2013 Jeff Eben, J.I.Case High School (Kenosha, WI)
2014 James Huggins, Appleton North High School (WI)

Administrator of the Year