Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Gives 42 New Kid Reporters the Experience of a Lifetime
2010-2011 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps Delivers News for Kids, by Kids
NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Scholastic (Nasdaq: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, welcomed 42 new members to the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™, a group of student reporters age 10-14 who cover current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sports events from their hometowns and on the national stage.
The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps delivers news for kids, by kids, and its stories are published on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps site and in issues of Scholastic News® classroom magazines. In recent months, the Kids Press Corps has produced in-depth special reports on the midterm elections and the Gulf Coast recovery efforts, explored the issues behind education reform at NBC's Education Nation, and conducted interviews with high-profile personalities including Taylor Swift, Tony Hawk, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.
"The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has been a trusted source of news for kids, by kids, for 10 years," said Suzanne Freeman, Editorial Director of the Kids Press Corps. "Kids love being informed about what's happening in the world in a kid-friendly way. Our reporters are serious journalists and writers who supplement hard news coverage with their personal behind-the-scenes experiences on the Kids Press Corps blog and on Twitter."
Nearly 200 students sent in applications to join the 2010-2011 Scholastic Kids Press Corps. The new reporters were chosen by the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors based on the quality of candidates' lengthy and in-depth applications. Applicants were asked to conduct an interview and write a news report about their community, submit ideas for future stories, and write a personal essay explaining why they would like to be a Kid Reporter.
The newest members of The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps are:
- Kevin Agostinelli – Marston Mills, MA
- Charlotte Arnold – Lexington, KY
- Nicholas Arnold – Dublin, OH
- Mari Chiles – Snellville, GA
- Olivia Cohen – Hollywood, FL
- Faith Dalzell – Charleston, SC
- Zach Dalzell – Charleston, SC
- Ryan Davenport – Omaha, NE
- Mimi Evans – San Ramon, CA
- Tori Feaster – Leesville, LA
- Kelcey Flowers – Ambridge, PA
- Wanjiku Gatheru– Pomfret Center, CT
- Abigail Gerber – Mesa, AZ
- Fred Hechinger – New York, NY
- Elena Hildebrandt – Des Moines, IA
- Cassandra Hsiao – Los Angeles, CA
- Gabriella Jeakle – Seattle, WA
- Chloe Jones – Collinswood, NJ
- Jack Keyes – Louisville, KY
- Chloe McWilliams – Del Rio, TX
- Damien Murphy – Burbank, CA
- Amanda O'Toole – Stetsonville, WI
- Albert Ordonez – Miami, FL
- Caitlin Overmeyer – Kearney, MO
- Sydney Pardo – Irvine, CA
- Joseph James Petrila – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
- Molly Pribble – Ann Arbor, MI
- Jy Prishkulnik – Santa Fe, NM
- Krithi Ram-Junnarkar – Floral Park, NY
- Lauren Reid – Toronto, Canada
- Viveca Riley – Englewood, NJ
- Bryce Davis Roberson – Virginia Beach, VA
- Isaac Salant – North Bethesda, MD
- Topanga Sena – Orlando, FL
- Maxwell Smith – Mount Vernon, NY
- Ellie Sommers – Manilus, NY
- Anastasia Webb – Harrisonburg, VA
- Jenna Winocur – Denver, CO
- Grace Ybarra – Indianapolis, IN
- Meggie Zahneis – West Chester, OH
- Matthew Zdun – Tinley Park, IL
- Artur Zigman – Houston, TX
Fifteen Kid Reporters from last year's program are also returning, bringing the total of the 2010-2011 Scholastic Kids Press Corps to 57 reporters, including one from Canada and another from Mexico. The full list of Kid Reporters, along with their bios, can be viewed at www.scholastic.com/2010kidreporters.
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