TEN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SELECTED AS STUDENT ADVISORS FOR JUNIOR SCHOLASTIC, LEADING CURRENT EVENTS CLASSROOM MAGAZINE



New York, NY (January 10, 2007) -- Ten middle school students from around the country have been selected as members of the 2006 student advisory board for Junior Scholastic®, a current events magazine that has served the needs of students and teachers of grades 6-8 for almost 70 years.  Each issue of Junior Scholastic provides timely and compelling articles, classroom plays and features on American and world history, global studies, geography and government. 
 
“No one knows what kids want to read better than kids themselves. For nearly 10 years, Junior Scholastic’s editors have invited students to offer their insights to ensure that every issue of the magazine provides high-interest articles and activities that engage students in learning about and discussing the world around them,” said Suzanne McCabe, Editor, Junior Scholastic.  “Our editorial team looks forward to working with our newest students advisors and hearing their ideas for the magazine, as well as their perspective on current events.”
 
The new Junior Scholastic student advisors will work with the magazine’s editorial staff to offer suggestions about possible articles and will have the opportunity to express their opinions about a variety of topics in the news.  The 2006 Junior Scholastic student advisory board includes:
 
Jeremy Dreyfuss, grade 8, Coleytown Middle School, Westport, CT
Jacob D. Madle, grade 8, Alpena High School, Alpena, AR
Marissa Maggio, grade 7, St. Anne’s Catholic School, Lodi, CA
Taylor Palmer, 13, grade 8, The Ursuline School, New Rochelle, NY
Sara Ramsey, grade 9, Richland High School, Essex, MO
Morissa Schwartz, grade 7, St. John Vianney School, Colonia, NJ
Parshv Shah, grade 6, Hibbard School, Chicago, IL
Arthur Small, grade 8, Oglethorpe Academy, Savannah, GA
Victoria Walker, grade 7, Westwood Middle School, Winter Haven, FL
Kay-Lea Wilde, grade 7, East Middle School, Sioux City, IA
 
The ten student advisors were chosen based on their letters to Junior Scholastic’s editors, describing why they would be a good advisor and offering their ideas for the magazine.  The members of the 2006 advisory board will work with the editors for one year and will be officially announced in the January 8, 2007 issue of Junior
 
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About Scholastic Classroom Magazines
Scholastic is a leading publisher of educational magazines with 33 publications for grades pre-K-12, reaching over 25 million students and teachers across the country. Teachers rely on these publications to enhance instruction in such subjects as science, reading and language arts, math, social studies, current events, history, geography, world languages, and art. Scholastic News Online (www.scholastic.com/news), the magazines’ online companion, gives teachers, students and parents an additional resource with which to learn about and discuss current events in the classroom and at home.

About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology.  Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys.  The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the Company's Internet site, www.scholastic.com.

Contacts:
Scholastic
Jennifer Boggs
212-343-6619
 
Scholastic
Jennifer Slackman
212-343-6427