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

Nov 15, 2010, 09:00 ET from Scholastic

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:

  1. Kevin AgostinelliMarston Mills, MA
  2. Charlotte ArnoldLexington, KY
  3. Nicholas ArnoldDublin, OH
  4. Mari ChilesSnellville, GA
  5. Olivia CohenHollywood, FL
  6. Faith DalzellCharleston, SC
  7. Zach DalzellCharleston, SC
  8. Ryan DavenportOmaha, NE
  9. Mimi EvansSan Ramon, CA
  10. Tori FeasterLeesville, LA
  11. Kelcey FlowersAmbridge, PA
  12. Wanjiku Gatheru– Pomfret Center, CT
  13. Abigail GerberMesa, AZ
  14. Fred HechingerNew York, NY
  15. Elena HildebrandtDes Moines, IA
  16. Cassandra HsiaoLos Angeles, CA
  17. Gabriella JeakleSeattle, WA
  18. Chloe Jones – Collinswood, NJ
  19. Jack KeyesLouisville, KY
  20. Chloe McWilliamsDel Rio, TX
  21. Damien MurphyBurbank, CA
  22. Amanda O'Toole – Stetsonville, WI
  23. Albert OrdonezMiami, FL
  24. Caitlin OvermeyerKearney, MO
  25. Sydney PardoIrvine, CA
  26. Joseph James PetrilaIsla Mujeres, Mexico
  27. Molly PribbleAnn Arbor, MI
  28. Jy Prishkulnik – Santa Fe, NM
  29. Krithi Ram-Junnarkar – Floral Park, NY
  30. Lauren ReidToronto, Canada
  31. Viveca RileyEnglewood, NJ
  32. Bryce Davis RobersonVirginia Beach, VA
  33. Isaac SalantNorth Bethesda, MD
  34. Topanga SenaOrlando, FL
  35. Maxwell SmithMount Vernon, NY
  36. Ellie Sommers – Manilus, NY
  37. Anastasia WebbHarrisonburg, VA
  38. Jenna WinocurDenver, CO
  39. Grace YbarraIndianapolis, IN
  40. Meggie ZahneisWest Chester, OH
  41. Matthew ZdunTinley Park, IL
  42. Artur ZigmanHouston, 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

For more information, please visit the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps at, or visit the media room.  

SOURCE Scholastic