Scholastic News Kids Press Corps

Scholastic News Kid Reporters cover hot topics nationwide

Stephanie Agresti  //  Mar 29, 2018

Scholastic News Kid Reporters cover hot topics nationwide

Our team of 44 Kid Reporters, part of the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, have been busy covering national political movements, sports events, entertainment news and environmental topics.

Check out a roundup of some of their recent stories below, and keep up with our Kid Reporters on Twitter (@KidsPress).

Recipe for Success

By Owen P. W. Osborne, March 6, 2018

Owen was invited to New York City to record a segment for The Rachael Ray Show about healthy eating. While there, he talked to celebrity chef and magazine publisher Rachael Ray about eating and living well, and gathered tips for kids about understanding the importance of healthy food choices.

Breaking Boundaries in Film

By Adedayo Perkovich, March 13, 2018

Director Ava DuVernay brought a multicultural cast together for her new movie, A Wrinkle in Time. Adedayo attended the premiere at Lincoln Center in New York City. At a reception hosted by O, The Oprah Magazine, she spoke with Ava as well as 14-year-old actress Storm Reid, who plays the lead character Meg Murry.

Students Stage School Walkouts Nationwide

By Jeremy Hsiao, March 14, 2018

Earlier this month, tens of thousands of students at schools across the United States walked out of class to raise awareness about gun violence. Jeremy covered the walk out at the California School of the Arts in Duarte, and interviewed students about what the cause means to them.

Obama: An Intimate Portrait

By Maxwell Surprenant, March 20, 2018

In his new book, Obama: An Intimate Portrait, former White House photographer Pete Souza captures Barack Obama’s presidency in a series of iconic images. Maxwell had the opportunity to meet the famous photographer and got his advice for aspiring photojournalists.

Mount St. Helens Rumbles

By Hana Meher Sadik, March 21, 2018

Recent rumblings near Mount St. Helens, a volcanic mountain part of the Cascades located in Skamania County, Washington, has raised questions about preparedness for a major earthquake. Hana interviewed Seth Moran, scientist-in-charge at the Cascades Volcano Observatory, about the science behind the rumbles and the Great Cascadia Earthquake, which occurs every 500 years, on average.

Students Call for Tougher Gun Laws

By Amelia Poor, March 26, 2018

At the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., thousands of protesters gathered to fight for stricter gun-control measures. Amelia spoke with young people about their vision for a future of change. She also interviewed journalist and author Katie Couric, along with former U.S. Representative from Arizona Gabrielle Giffords and her husband astronaut Mark Kelly, about the importance of reducing gun violence.

Stanford Athletes Win NCAA Championship

By Sadie Kiel, March 27, 2018

For the second year in a row, the Stanford University women’s swimming and diving team claimed the NCAA title. Sadie covered the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships and met Stanford University swimmers Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and Ella Eastin.

Know a kid with a “nose for news” and an interest in journalism? Students ages 10–14 can now apply for the 2018–2019 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps program year! All applications must be received by May 31, 2018. Download the application and learn more about the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, here: 

Scholastic News Kids Press Corps