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Kid Reporter Update: Jahana Hayes, Snowball the dog actor & yoga for teens

Brittany Sullivan  //  Dec 21, 2018

Kid Reporter Update: Jahana Hayes, Snowball the dog actor & yoga for teens

This month, Kid Reporters in the in the award-winning Scholastic News Kids Press Corps have been working hard, writing stories about news happening in their communities and moments that captured the nation’s attention.

These junior journalists interviewed Jahana Hayes, Representative-elect for the U.S. House of Representatives; Rob Marshall, director of the new Mary Poppins film; and New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning. They also explored yoga for teenagers, the crucial role of sharks in the food chain, and a unique house in Ohio that attracts visitors from around the world.

Check out all of the December stories from the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, below! We’ll be sharing monthly round-ups of Kid Reporter stories right here on the On Our Minds blog.


Former Teacher Wins a Seat in Congress

By Amelia Poor

Jahana Hayes will be the first African American woman to represent Connecticut in the United States House of Representatives.

A Holiday Train Spreads Cheer

By Ryan Stoltz

For the past 20 years, the Canadian Pacific Railway has collected groceries and helped raise money for food banks in North America.

A Friend to Sharks

By Annika Petras

The founder of a fun run for sharks in Newport, California, learned about the crucial role of sharks the hard way.

A Christmas Story House

By Nolan Pastore

The Ohio house that served as the setting for the beloved holiday film attracts visitors from around the world.

Yoga for Teens

By Arjun Suri

Could a practice that originated in ancient India help today’s teenagers? Our Kid Reporter finds out for himself.

Writing About the Beauty of Sports

By Stone Shen

Author Mike Lupica talks about his latest book, No Slam Dunk, and his love of sports and sports writing.

Florida State Women Win Soccer Title

By Teresa Fang

In a close match, Florida State takes home the NCAA title for the second time in the school’s history.

Mary Poppins Returns

By Alula Alderson

The Disney sequel to the beloved 1964 movie looks for “hope and light in a dark time,” says director Rob Marshall.

Helping Every Child Succeed

By Sunaya DasGupta Mueller

Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center launch a research collaborative to help all kids thrive in the classroom and beyond.

A Celebration of Play

By Ava-Kelly Gray

Our Kid Reporter talks with young inventors at Chicago Toy & Game Week, the largest event of its kind in North America.

American War

By Hana Meher Sadik

What is it like to live in the midst of war? Author Omar El-Akkad explores that question in his debut novel, which is set far in the future.

The Unlikely Rise of “Snowball”

By Nolan Pastore

Our Kid Reporter finds out how an abandoned dog in Cleveland, Ohio, went from the streets to the studio.

Tackle Kids Cancer

By Josh Stiefel

Off the field, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has made it his mission to help children battling cancer.

The Florida Challenger Jamboree

By Andrew Raymundo

An annual baseball tournament gives young athletes of all abilities the chance to shine.