Bellflower girl joins kids press corps

BELLFLOWER - A Bellflower girl has been selected as one of 32 new Scholastic New Kid Reporters for the 2011-12 school year.The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps produces "news for kids, by kids," covering top news stories on a national and local level. Their stories can be found online at Aminah Tamimi is one of the newly-appointed kid reporters will join 27 returning young journalists who were part of the student reporting program this past school year. The new team of 59 reporters from 31 states is preparing to hit the campaign trail. "Teachers, parents and kids turn to the Scholastic News Kid Corps for kid-friendly news coverage, especially during an election year," said Dante A. Ciampaglia, editor of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps. "The Kid Reporters help put the issues of the day in a context that is both relevant and age-appropriate for young readers...It is an exciting time to learn about and practice journalism." The new reporters were chosen from more than 200 student applications that required students to submit a news report about their local community, ideas for future stories and a personal essay explaining why they would like to be a Scholastic reporter.

********** Published: November 24, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 32