PHS Publications students finish second in regional contest

Published 03/05/2024


The Phillipsburg High School Publications Department competed in the annual Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Regional Contest on Monday, Feb. 19.

In the contests, publication students put their skills to the test by creating stories, taking photos and designing elements such as yearbook spreads, information graphics and newspaper pages. The entries were evaluated by judges across the state.

The team finished second in the regional competition with 37 entries out of 42 placing to move on to the state competition. The state competition will be held remotely this year on Monday, April 15.

Those students who placed in the regional competition will put their skills to the test again with the hopes of capturing the state title.

Individual placings were as follows:

Junior Katherine Eakin: 5th Infographic Design, 6th Feature Writing

Junior Kaitlyn Rothe: 2nd Academic Photo, 4th Infographic Design, 5th Student Life Photography,

Junior Emah Shields: 5th Academic Photo, 3rd Headline Writing, 5th Yearbook Copywriting

Junior Jenna Storz: 4th Academic Photo, 3rd Sports Action Photography, 4th Student Life Photography, 2nd Yearbook Theme

Junior Kodie Wood: 3rd Digital Illustration, 2nd Yearbook Theme, 2nd Cutline Writing, 4th Review Writing

Senior Jocelyn Billings: 4th Sports Feature Photography, 5th Cutline Writing, 4th Yearbook Sports Writing, 3rd Review Writing

Senior Lexi Boydston: 1st News Page Design

Senior Caydence Corman: 2nd Editorial Cartoon, 4th Headline Writing, 2nd Multimedia Storytelling

Senior Christina Footh: 3rd Copy Editing

Senior Jaxon Glendening: 2nd Multimedia Storytelling, 2nd Video PSA, 5th Editorial Writing, 2nd Review Writing

Senior Harley Glynn: 4th Feature Writing

Senior Dayton Hugunin: 2nd Multimedia Storytelling, 2nd Video PSA, 1st Sports Writing

Senior Layton Johnson: 1st Video News, 3rd Video Sports Promo

Senior Cara Ricker: 5th Advertising, 2nd News Page Design, 5th Social Media, 6th Yearbook Design

Senior Alivia Solida: 4th Advertising, 2nd Multimedia Storytelling, 4th News Writing