Scholastic News Kid Reporters Pick Newsmakers of the Year
By Kristen on December 27th, 2011
2011 has been a year full of news stories, and the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps covered it all — from natural disasters and early election news to protests and huge film premiers. The 59 Kid Reporters weighed in on who they felt were the most newsworthy to create our list of the top five Newsmakers of the Year, and here they are!
Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, came in at the top of the list. The Kid Reporters listed him not only for his groundbreaking contributions to technology, but also for his work with Pixar Studios which produced many of their favorite films.
Kid Reporters chose Representative Gabrielle Giffords for her courage and strength during her recovery from a horrific shooting in January. They also noted that she received strong support across all political parties during a year when there was little agreed upon.
Also on the list were President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for her efforts with the Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was nominated for her skillful handling of many complicated diplomatic issues, including those in the Middle East and Navy SEAL Team Six was recognized for their successful completion of their mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden.
For a more detailed account of what the Kid Reporters thought of this year’s top Newsmakers, check out the story on Scholastic News Kids Press!
Tell us in the comments — who do you think was the Newsmaker of the Year?
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