KEMPA Journalism


Awards Presented at 2019 KEMPA Fall Conference

October 14, 2019

KEMPA honored four individuals with awards presented at the annual Fall Conference, Oct. 11, 2019, at UW-Whitewater. Nancy Becker Newspaper Adviser of the Year:  Brenda Smith, Grayslake Central High School Friend of KEMPA:  Jeff Pertl, ...

2019 KEMPA Publication Awards Announced

October 12, 2019

YEARBOOK AWARDS ALL-KEMPA Legend,  Brookfield Central High School,   Brookfield, WI The Beacon,   Harborside Academy,   Kenosha, WI The Tartan,  Homestead High School,  Mequon, WI The Blaze,   Indian Trail...

KEMPA honors award recipients at Fall Conference

September 22, 2017

The KEMPA Board is pleased to honor award recipients at Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference, Oct. 13, 2017: Nancy Becker Newspaper Adviser of the Year: DENNIS BROWN, Huntley High School, Huntley, Illinois Administrator of ...

Award winners honored at KEMPA Fall Conference

December 24, 2016

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 H...

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

January 19, 2016

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 w...

Tom Juran, KEMPA Hall of Fame ~photo by Hank Koshollek

KEMPA Awards

October 26, 2015

NEWSPA winners include KEMPA schools

April 27, 2015

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 Publica...

KEMPA students win CSPA Gold Circle Awards

March 6, 2015

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...

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

November 24, 2013

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 Z...

KEMPA Gebhardt Award Winner for Feature Writing Announced

September 22, 2013

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, wh...