Scholastic accepting applications for kid reporters!

Scholastic News Kids Press CorpsIf you have a newsletter for parents or teachers, here’s a bit of news you can spread to them: Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.

Each school year, between 15-20 students are chosen by the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps editors. The program is open to students ages 10-14 with an interest in journalism. Selection into the program is based on writing ability, interviewing skills, and attention to detail. Completed applications must be postmarked by September 26, 2014.

Members of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps have had the opportunity to interview politicians, entertainers, authors, scientists, sports stars, and newsmakers, including President Barack Obama, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford the Big Red Dog(R), astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Amar’e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks.

More about the program and a link to the the application can be found here. If you’d rather tweet the information to your followers, click here for an instant tweetable to send from your own account.

Above: Butler guard Zach Hahn is asks a question by Grace Ybarra, 11, of Scholastic News during a media availability in Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Photo: Michael Conroy/AP Images)

Beth Golay

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