SCHOLASTIC KIDS PRESS

Scholastic Kids Press welcomes 50 Kid Reporters for its 20th anniversary!

Royivia Ferguson  //  Sep 26, 2019

Scholastic Kids Press welcomes 50 Kid Reporters for its 20th anniversary!

The award-winning Scholastic Kids Press is excited to reveal its new name and look in celebration of its 20th anniversary—and to officially welcome 50 Kid Reporters to the 2019–2020 program year!

Since 2000, more than 400 Kid Reporters ages 10–14 have covered “news for kids, by kids” as part of the Scholastic Kids Press team. This special anniversary year, 50 new and returning Kid Reporters have been selected to share stories from around the world with a focus on the critical topics and issues that matter most to young people. They represent 21 states in the United States and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, in addition to Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic (Czechia), New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand!

Scholastic Kid Reporters have reported on national and global events since the program’s inception, covering five United States presidential elections, as well as other history-making events such as the Olympics, Tony Awards, and National Book Awards. Past Kid Reporters have also made headlines interviewing influential figures who are leaders in their fields, including Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, New York Yankees shortstop Aaron Judge, conservationist Jane Goodall, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, civil rights activist Ruby Bridges, Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey, author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson,and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Join us in welcoming our newest team of Kid Reporters, and be sure to follow the Kid Reporter blog, and Scholastic Kids Press Instagram and Twitter for all updates!

The 2019–2020 Scholastic Kid Reporters are:
*Indicates new Kid Reporter

California
Alula Alderson – Ojai
Johnny Chen – Torrance*
Jaxon Jones – Truckee
Annika Petras – Irvine
Ella Porter – La Selva Beach
Munveer Singh – Menlo Park*

Delaware
Sophia Emma Wolff – Wilmington*

Florida
Iniyah Jones – Fort Lauderdale*
Andrew Raymundo – Celebration

Georgia
Bryce Jones – Woodstock*

Hawaii
Lucia Dong – Honolulu*

Illinois
Ava-Kelly Gray – Chicago

Kentucky
Leo Sebastian Tobbe – Louisville

Louisiana
Zhorie'l Tapo – Broussard*

Massachusetts
Claire Olivia Handler – Arlington*

Maryland
Grace Denny – Kensington

Michigan
Titus Smith III – Southfield

North Carolina
Teresa Fang – Chapel Hill
Tony J. Smith II – Durham*

New Jersey
Bobby Liberatos – Kenilworth*
Gavin Naar – West Orange*
Ava Park-Matt – Hoboken
Josh Stiefel – Teaneck
Liset Zacker – South Orange 

New York
Marley I. Alburez – New York
Maya Mukherji – New York
Siroos Pasdar – New York*
Amelia Poor – Brooklyn
Konrad Paul Schwarz – Oyster Bay

Ohio
Nolan Pastore – Hartville

Tennessee
Aanya Kabra – Memphis

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

Virginia
Sidonie Louise Gillette – Arlington
Laura Zhang – Vienna*

Washington
Zoe Adele Mirchandani – Seattle*

Wisconsin
Kennedy Phifer – Glendale*

Wyoming
Luis Reyes – Cheyenne*

Brazil
Sophia Dal Magro Leite – Brasilia*

Canada

Marigold Grace Mioc – Calgary*
Nikita Mohile – Uxbridge

China
Victoria Tang – Shanghai*

Czech Republic (Czechia)
Rade Meech-Tatic – Prague

Hong Kong
Brian K.L. Kan*

New Zealand
Hinekerangi Waaka – Waikuku Beach*

Philippines

Colin Adrien Co Roxas-Chua – Quezon City*

Puerto Rico
Amanda Erbe – Guaynabo*

Singapore
Lai Qi Xuan*

South Korea
John Woo – Seoul

Thailand
Gemmy Somboontham – Chiang Mai*