45 Kid Reporters Join the 2018–19 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Brittany Sullivan, 212-343-4848, bsullivan@scholastic.com
Stephanie Agresti, 212-343-7819, sagresti@scholastic.com

Student Journalists from Around the World Will Report “News for Kids, by Kids”

New York, NY – September 17, 2018 – The award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps today welcomed 23 new and 22 returning Kid Reporters ages 10–14 to cover national and international breaking news, trending topics kids care most about—from the environment to civics—along with entertainment, sports, local news, and more for their peers. This team of Kid Reporters will be covering news from ten countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, India, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, and Thailand.

The full list of 2018–19 Kid Reporters and their bios can be viewed here: http://www.scholastic.com/kidspress.

“Each year, it becomes increasingly evident how passionate students are about engaging in their communities and following the news,” said Suzanne McCabe, Editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. “This year’s talented team of 45 Kid Reporters have committed to covering the hard-hitting topics that students around the world want to learn more about, while developing the critical thinking and media literacy skills that are so important for their futures.”

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has been publishing “news for kids, by kids” since 2000. During the 2017–18 program year, Kid Reporters covered a range of topics and events, including Hurricanes Harvey and Maria; the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.; Super Bowl LII; and the 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Scholastic News Kid Reporters also interviewed news anchors Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric; New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge; U.S. Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad; retired NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson; president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman; A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay; author, literacy advocate, and football star Malcolm Mitchell; award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson; renowned chefs Dan Barber, Tom Colicchio, and Alice Waters; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor; and former Vice President Joe Biden, among other notable figures.

Stories by Scholastic News Kid Reporters are published on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website and featured in select issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, reaching more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.

The 2018–19 members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps are:
* indicates new Kid Reporter

Alula Alderson – Ojai
Annika Petras – Irvine
Arjun Suri – San Diego*
Ella Porter – Aptos*
Jaxon Jones – Malibou Lake*

Andrew Raymundo – Celebration*

Ava-Kelly Gray – Chicago*
Victoria Feng – Buffalo Grove

Brandon Peterson – Britt

Leo Sebastian Tobbe – Louisville*

Owen P. W. Osborne – Shreveport

Grace Denny – Kensington*

Stone Shen – Acton

Titus Smith III – Southfield

Ryan Stoltz – Eden Prairie

New Jersey
Ava Park-Matt – Hoboken
Josh Stiefel – Teaneck
Liset Zacker – South Orange*

New York
Amelia Poor – Brooklyn
Konrad Paul Schwarz – Oyster Bay*
Marley I. Alburez – New York*
Maya Mukherji – New York*
Sunaya DasGupta Mueller – Palisades

North Carolina
Teresa Fang – Chapel Hill*

Nolan Pastore – Hartville

Hana Meher Sadik – Portland

Aiden Zelrick – Lehighton*

Aanya Kabra – Memphis*
Sadie Kiel – Memphis

Benjamin Who – Sugar Land*
Truman J. Hamade – Cedar Park

Sidonie Louise Gillette – Arlington*

Washington, DC
Courtney Pine – Washington
Michael Santomauro – Washington*

Lilian Jochmann – Shorewood

Helen Hong – Nunawading

Nikita A. Mohile – Uxbridge*

Giona Pratelli – Guangzhou
Zoe Jen Chao – Shanghai*

Czech Republic
Rade Meech-Tatic – Prague*

Rohan Saketh Devulapalli – Bangalore

Zhang En Ng – Kuala Lumpur*

Emma Garcia – Puebla*

South Korea
John Woo – Seoul*

Natcharee Chaiwongthitikul – Bangkok

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