SPRINGFIELD, IL — Judging results have been processed and winners of the National Newspaper Association’s 2017 Newspaper And Education contest have been posted online at nnaweb.org. This year our own Kid Scoop News Siouxland received first place in the partnership category.  Kid Scoop News Siouxland publishes articles, projects, and art written and designed by  Siouxland students.  This year’s entry shared the newest collaborative project being developed at Kid Scoop News.  In coordination with Siouxland Public Media, KID TALK, a broadcast for kids and by kids premiered this summer with eight students participating.  These eight students will mentor elementary students at Loess Hills Elementary School this fall and build KID TALK centered around the elementary schedule and programs at Loess Hills.

Five newspapers spanning four states won a total of seven awards. First place winners will receive $100. All winners will receive an award certificate.

NNA believes successful newspaper education partnerships should be celebrated; thus, NNA created this enhanced Newspaper and Education contest to highlight newspaper/school partnerships (levels K through community college), which focus on developing fully informed citizens. Both traditional Newspaper and Education programs and non-traditional programs from NNA member and non-member newspapers were eligible for entry.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week

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