Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™ Welcomes 32 New Kid Reporters

Kristen Joerger
Scholastic Inc.
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Kid Reporters in the U.S. and Abroad Cover "News for Kids, by Kids"


New York, NY – November 5, 2014 – The award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps™ today welcomed 32 new Kid Reporters, ages 10 to 14, to the country’s oldest and largest student reporting program. The young journalists will report “news for kids, by kids” with coverage of current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sports events from their hometowns and on the national stage. The 32 Kid Reporters hail from 20 states across the United States, with international correspondents in Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Thailand.

The new reporters were chosen by the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors from more than 200 student applications, which required students to submit a news report about their local community, ideas for future stories, and a personal essay explaining why they would like to be a Kid Reporter. For the full list of reporters, see below.

“The Scholastic News Kid Reporters’ stories are a terrific way to engage students with news reported by kids their own age. They’re an invaluable complement to the articles in Scholastic News® magazines and on Scholastic News online, which put contemporary news in a context that’s relevant and age-appropriate for young readers,” said Suzanne McCabe, Editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. “I’m really looking forward to working with our new team of Kid Reporters and seeing them grow as young journalists.”

In the past, Kid Reporters have interviewed politicians, entertainers, authors, sports stars—and even a sitting President, Barack Obama. They’ve also gathered “Tips from the Pros” from such journalists as Brian Williams and Soledad O’Brien.

For more than 14 years, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has delivered “news for kids, by kids.” The Kid Reporter videos and reports will appear in issues of Scholastic’s classroom magazines, which are read by more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide, and be available on their news site.

The 2014-2015 members of The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps are:

Jack Olsen – Scottsdale

Erika Hazlett – Pleasant Hill
Jeremy Hsiao – Walnut
Ruby Roth – Los Angeles

Amyla Posey – Parker

N’Jhari Jackson – Tampa
Bobby Sena – Orlando

Julian Ibarra – Honolulu

Ysabelle Buenavista – Hoffman Estates
Justin Cose – Evanston

Hailey Alvis – Donnellson

Samuel Davis – Shreveport

Gabriel Ferris – Winslow

Julian Targete – Canton

Benjamin Duckworth – Saline

Ryan Stoltz – Eden Prairie

North Carolina
Jordan Mundy – Asheville

New Jersey
Alexis Williams – Chatham
Joshua Yi – Milltown

New York
Adedayo Perkovich – Brooklyn
William Russell – Sound Beach
Juliana Yu – New York
Madison Medina – Bronx

Kyra O’Connor – Dublin

Abigail Wilson-Kageni – York

Krishna Chandrasekhara – Irving

Anika Bruce – South Jordan

Ainsley Felter – Falls Church
Talia Marshall – Charlottesville

Georgia Limcaoco – Makati

Puerto Rico
Lara Santana – San Juan

Chayanuch (Wendy) O-charoenrat – Nonthaburi

The full list of Kid Reporters, along with their bios, can be viewed here.

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