Kid Reporter Update: Paris Fashion Week, The Addams Family, Climate Strikes, and more

Royivia Ferguson  //  Oct 30, 2019

Kid Reporter Update: Paris Fashion Week, The Addams Family, Climate Strikes, and more

The 2019–2020 program year is officially underway for Scholastic Kids Press, and our Kid Reporters have been hard at work across the country and around the world reporting “news for kids, by kids.”

For some of these young journalists, like Bryce Jones from Georgia, and Marigold Grace Mioc from Canada, they had an opportunity to write their first stories as Scholastic Kid Reporters! For others, like Marley Alburez from New York, and Benjamin Woo from Texas, they’ve returned to the program for another year to continue covering issues that matter most to kids.

This past month, Kid Reporters sat down with the Addams Family movie cast, the mayor of Houston, Texas, author Kate DiCamillo, and the head of UNICEF USA; and they also attended events like the most recent Democratic debate in Ohio, and Paris Fashion Week.

Check out the latest Kid Reporter stories below!

In case you missed it, Scholastic Kids Press Editor Suzanne McCabe also wrote a letter about the program’s 20th anniversary and its role in training the next generation of talented student journalists.

A Flower That Stinks: Kid Reporter Annika Petras sniffs a smelly attraction at Orange Coast College in California.

Protecting Sharks and Other Marine Life: Kid Reporter Andrew Raymundo visits Oceana to learn more about environmental advocacy.

Dogs That Save Lives: Medical Detection Dogs, a charity in the United Kingdom, trains dogs to sniff out cancer and other diseases.

The Creative Genius of Charles Addams: Kid Reporter Marley Alburez visits Westfield, New Jersey, where the renowned New Yorker cartoonist and creator of “the Addams Family” grew up.

Kids Stage a Global Climate Strike:Kid Reporter Andrew Raymundo attended a climate strike in his home state of Florida and spoke with people of all ages about

An Eagle Scout’s Mission: Kid Reporter Ryan Stoltz reflects on a memorable volunteer experience in Mexico.

Boston Hosts Fan Expo:Kid Reporter Teresa Fang attended a convention in Boston that gave people of all ages a chance to share their love of comics, video games, movies, anime, and more.

Glass Beach: Years of dumping garbage helped a beach near Fort Bragg, California, became renowned for its sea glass, Kid Reporter Ella Porter writes.

Leaders Respond to Climate Strikes: Kid Reporter Benjamin Woo spoke with Houston’s mayor about sustainability just a day after Tropical Storm Imelda battered the area.

Getting Spooked by The Addams Family: Creative adaptations of The Addams Family have attracted fans of all ages for decades. Kid Reporter Annika Petras spoke with the co-directors and cast members of the new animated movie.

Riding Out the Storm: On Georgia’s Cumberland Island, wild horses can survive just about anything, even a hurricane, writes Kid Reporter Bryce Jones.

Kate DiCamillo Talks About Her New Book: Kid Reporter Sidonie Gillette sat down with the two-time Newbery Medalist and best-selling author to discuss her new novel, Beverly, Right Here.

At the Democratic Debate: Kid Reporter Nolan Pastore covered the October 15 Democratic debate in his home state of Ohio.

Fashion for Everyone: Kid Reporter Marigold Grace Mioc found an inclusive environment at Paris Fashion Week.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF: Kid Reporter Siroos Pasdar sits down with the head of UNICEF USA to learn how the aid organization helps children around the world.

Frozen Fun in Thailand: An ice carving show in the mountainous city of Chiang Mai blends the cultures of China and Thailand, writes Kid Reporter Gemmy Somboontham.

Chapel Hill Hosts a Fall Festival: Kid Reporter Tony J. Smith II attends an annual “Festifall” celebrates painting, dancing, music, and other arts in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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