For the first time in school history, the WHS Charger received All-State distinction from the Kansas Scholastic Press Association for its news publication.
Publications are judged on their body of work throughout the year, including coverage, reporting, visuals, design and leadership. KSPA describes an All-Kansas publication as one that demonstrates a solid understanding of the news publication and its purpose, features well-written copy, attractive design and storytelling photography, and that is obviously produced to serve readers.
The Charger was the only 2A school recognized for it’s news publication this year. Publications from Manhattan, Blue Valley Northwest, Blue Valley North, Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission East, Mill Valley, Hays, Kapuan Mt. Carmel, Piper and Lawrence Free State were also recognized.
Charger journalists also received awards in several state journalism contests. The competition took place online instead of the usual location in Lawrence.
Wabaunsee took fifth overall as a team. “KSPA added a lot of contests this year, and participation was high because the contest was online,” adviser Brendan Praeger said. “We have pretty small newspaper and yearbook staffs, so to place well with only a few entries is pretty exciting.”
6th in Advertising Design
2nd in Copyediting
2nd in Sportswriting
4th in Sportswriting
2nd in Newswriting
3rd in Newswriting
3rd in Cutline Writing
6th in Editorial Writing