“Junior Scholastic,” Leading News for Kids Magazine for Grades 6–8, Selects Fifteen Students as Youth Advisers

New York, NY (February 2, 2009) – Junior Scholastic®, a leading source for news for kids in classrooms serving students and teachers in grades 6-8 for more than 70 years, has selected fifteen middle school students from around the country to be members of the 2009 student advisory board. Each issue of Junior Scholastic provides timely and compelling articles, classroom plays and features on American and world history, global studies, government and geography.

“No one knows what kids want to read better than kids themselves. For more than a decade, Junior Scholastic’s editors have invited students to offer their insights to ensure that every issue provides content that engages students to learn about and discuss the world around them,” said Suzanne McCabe, Editor, Junior Scholastic. “Our editorial team looks forward to working with our newest student advisers and hearing their ideas for the magazine, as well as their perspective on events that affect them directly.”

The new Junior Scholastic student advisers will work with the magazine’s editorial staff to offer suggestions about possible articles and news for kids. They also will have the opportunity to express their opinions about a variety of topics in the news. The 2009 Junior Scholastic student advisory board includes:

Nealy Kehres, age 13, St. Joseph's Catholic School, Palm Bay, FL
Beau Revlett, age 11, Georgetown Middle School, Georgetown, KY
Liam Batson, age 13, Broad Meadows Middle School, Quincy, MA
Destiny Nazlerod, age 13, Swan Meadow School, Oakland, MD
Brandon Linde, age 13, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Edison, NJ
Mitchell Lewis, age 13, Intermediate School 89, New York, NY
Caroline Meyer, age 14, St. Martin of Tours, Cheviot, OH
Siobhan Brier, age 13, St. Clare St. Paul School, Scranton, PA
Raffaele DiLullo, age 12, St. James School, Erie, PA
Tatjana Johnson, age 11, Blessed Sacrament School, Providence, RI
Shan Rajani, age 13, Shilling Farms Middle School, Collierville, TN
Logan McGee, age 11, Montessori Children's House, Fort Worth, TX
Joslyn Rankin, age 13, Liberty-Eylau Middle School, Texarkana, TX
Winter Brailow, age 11, Channing Hall Charter School, Draper, UT
Cole Kubisiah, age 11, John Muir Middle School, Wausau, WI

The fifteen student advisers were chosen based on their letters to Junior Scholastic’s editors, in which they offered their ideas for the magazine. The members of the 2009 advisory board will work with the editors for one year. They were officially announced in the January 5, 2009, issue of Junior Scholastic.

Scholastic is a leading publisher of educational magazines with 32 publications for grades PreK–12, reaching over 25 million students and teachers across the country. Teachers rely on these publications to enhance instruction in such subjects as science, reading and language arts, math, social studies, current events, history, geography, world languages, and art. Scholastic News Online (www.scholastic.com/news), the magazines’ online companion gives teachers, students and parents an additional resource with which to learn about and discuss current events in the classroom and at home.

Please visit www.scholastic.com/juniorscholastic for more information about Junior Scholastic.

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Contact: Jennifer Boggs, 212.343.6619 or jboggs@scholastic.com