Kid Reporter Update: New at the London Zoo, life at Teen Vogue, and more

Royivia Ferguson  //  Aug 23, 2019

Kid Reporter Update: New at the London Zoo, life at Teen Vogue, and more

The summer may be coming to a close with many students preparing to head back to school, but that has not slowed Kid Reporters in the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps from reporting on the news happening in their communities across the country and around the world.

This past month, Kid Reporters visited the National Chess Tournament in Chicago, the 2019 FINA World Championships in South Korea, and a new exhibit at the London Zoo. They also interviewed Samhita Mukhopadhyay, the executive editor at Teen Vogue about her experience working in media, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about her role in Congress.

Check out their stories below!

Batter Up in Louisville

Kid Reporter Leo Tobbe gets batting tips at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. 

Top Youth Volunteers Visit the Capital

Winners of the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, including Kid Reporter Ryan Stoltz, were recently recognized in Washington, D.C., for their volunteer work.

Over the Rainbow

Kid Reporter Teresa Fang visited North Carolina’s Land of Oz Theme Park, where visitors can stroll along the yellow brick road just like Dorothy and her dog, Toto.

Go Climb (and Plant) a Tree

Even if you live in an urban area, trees provide tremendous benefits. Kid Reporter Leo Tobbe finds out how one Midwestern city is trying to expand its tree canopy. 

Girls Compete in National Chess Tournament

Kid Reporter Maya Mukherji recently traveled to Chicago for the All-Girls Nationals, an annual competition that encourages female students to take up the game. 

A New Addition at London Zoo

Kid Reporter Alula Alderson visited an exhibit at the world’s oldest zoo that puts young animal lovers at the center of the action. 

Aquatic Championships Held in Korea

Kid Reporter John Woo covered the 2019 FINA World Championships in swimming, diving, and other aquatic sports. 

Life at Teen Vogue

Kid Reporter Maya Mukherji spoke with the magazine’s executive editor about her journey in the publishing world and why representation of women of color is so important to young readers. 

A Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Kid Reporter Nolan Pastore visited the arhitect's most famous house, which is located in Pennsylvania, demonstrates the harmony between design and nature.

Protests Continue in Hong Kong

Kid Reporter Benjamin Who talks with a protester about the unrest that has roiled this autonomous region in southeastern China. 

Speaker Pelosi Holds the Gavel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants young people to recognize the power they have and use it. 

A Life-Changing Day at the Beach

Kid Reporter Ella Porter take a look at a nonprofit organization called Ride a Wave that helps children with disabilities have fun in the ocean. 

Visiting a Renaissance Festival

Jousting knights, fencing, and crossbow shooting? Kid Reporter Rade Meech-Tactic in the Czech Republic travels back in time. 

Meet Six Dogs With Superpowers

Kid Reporter Nolan Pastore takes a look at a new movie that follows the adventures of canine companions who brave the elements to save lives.

It’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season

In Florida, nesting season comes with a warning that five of the world’s seven sea turtle species are endangered, writes Kid Reporter Andrew Raymundo.

Making Museums Accessible to Kids

For young people in the Mexican state of Puebla, museums are like backyard treasures, writes Kid Reporter Emma Garcia.

Remembering the Heroes

After years of legislative inaction, a new bill ensures long-term funding for the health-care costs of 9/11 first responders writers Kid Reporter Leo Tobbe.


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