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Scholastic Announces 44 Kid Reporters Selected to Join 2017-18 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

20 New and 24 Returning Kid Reporters from the United States, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, and the United Kingdom to Report "News for Kids, by Kids" (September 12, 2017)

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps welcomed 44 Kid Reporters, ages 1014, to cover current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sporting events from across the country and around the world this school year. The 20 new and 24 returning Kid Reporters hail from the United States?representing 21 states and the District of Columbia?and from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Editors selected this year's team after reviewing more than 400 Kid Reporter applications, a record-breaking number of entries.

Kid Reporters from the United States, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, and the United Kingdom to report ?news for kids, by kids as part of the 201718 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

The full list of 201718 Kid Reporters, along with their bios, can be viewed here: http://www.scholastic.com/kidspress.


"We were extremely impressed with the quality of the applications this year and are delighted to welcome these 44 young journalists to the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps," said Suzanne McCabe, Editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. "By reporting age-appropriate, high-interest news stories, our Kid Reporters are helping their peers gain an appreciation for quality journalism and a broader understanding of the world so that they can become well-informed community members and voters of the future."

Since 2000, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has delivered "news for kids, by kids." In the 201617 program year, Kid Reporters closely covered national events including the presidential election, President Donald Trump's inauguration, the Women's March on Washington, the International Consumer Electronics Show, and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Kid Reporters also interviewed notable public figures such as Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.; Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols; U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada; author and actor Chris Colfer; conservationist Jane Goodall; author and illustrator Dav Pilkey; skateboarder Tony Hawk; and co-host of ABC's The View, Whoopi Goldberg.

The 201718 members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps are: 
* indicates new reporter

California 
Alula Alderson Ojai* 
Jeremy Hsiao Walnut 
Ben Jorgensen Rancho Palos Verdes 
Manat Kaur Menlo Park 
Annika Petras Irvine*

Washington, DC 
Courtney Pine Washington

Georgia 
Victoria Feng Watkinsville

Illinois 
Joseph Gorman Chicago

Iowa 
Brandon Peterson Britt

Louisiana 
Owen P. W. Osborne Shreveport*

Maine 
Caroline Tracy Falmouth

Maryland 
Daniel Crotti Espinoza Rockville*

Massachusetts 
Stone Shen Acton 
Maxwell Surprenant Needham

Michigan 
Titus Smith III Southfield

Minnesota
Ryan Stoltz Eden Prairie

Missouri 
Esther Appelstein Saint Louis

Nevada 
Alexander Wong Las Vegas

New Jersey 
Silia Kate Dimasi Nutley* 
Robert Gardner Haddon Heights* 
Ava Park-Matt Hoboken 
Josh Stiefel Teaneck*

New York 
Sunaya DasGupta Mueller Palisades 
Charlotte Fay New York 
Christina Lilavois Bronx
Adedayo Perkovich New York 
Amelia Poor Brooklyn*

Ohio 
Nolan Pastore Hartville*

Oregon  
Hana Meher Sadik Portland*

Pennsylvania 
Sarah Awadalla Yardley*

Tennessee 
Sadie Kiel Memphis

Texas 
Truman J. Hamade Cedar Park*

Virginia 
Lillian Martosko Burke

Wisconsin 
Lilian Jochmann Shorewood

Australia 
Helen Hong Melbourne*

China 
Angus Chen Guangzhou
Giona Pratelli Guangzhou

Hong Kong 
Moira Daphne G. Toledo Tsuen Wan*

India 
Ananyaa Chopra New Delhi
Roopkatha Roy Kolkata
Rohan Saketh Devulapalli Bangalore*

Thailand 
Natcharee Chaiwongthitikul Bangkok

United Kingdom 
Martin Lloyd Waterlooville 
Benedek Payne Bishop's Stortford*

Stories by Scholastic News Kid Reporters appear on the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website and in issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students in classrooms nationwide.

For more information about Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, please visit the Company's media room: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.

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