SCHOLASTIC KID REPORTERS COVER DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN DENVER AND REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN ST. PAUL


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New York, NY (August 21, 2008) -- Eight members of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps, a team of student reporters ages 10-14, will be reporting from the Democratic National Convention in Denver (August 25-28), followed by the Republican National Convention in St. Paul (September 1-4).  The Scholastic Kid Reporters’ articles will be featured at Scholastic News Online® and in Scholastic News® (for students in grades 1-6) and Junior Scholastic® (grades 6-8), classroom magazines read by millions of students and teachers.
 
Reporting from the conventions will be:
 
Democratic National Convention
Brock Domann, 9, from Colorado Springs, Colorado
JoJo Domann, 10, from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rylee Domann, 12, from Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jack Greenberg, 11, from West Haven, Connecticut
Ashlyn Stewart, 13, from Salidas, Colorado
 
Republican National Convention
Michael Geheren, 12, from Huntley, Illinois
Aaron Silberman, 13, from St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Ben Silberman, 17, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
 
Read their stories and election blog at www.scholastic.com/election2008, or follow them on Twitter (ScholasticNews).
 
Scholastic Kid Reporters have been covering campaign events from their hometowns across the country since last spring.  In the past 15 months, they have interviewed and written stories about many political heavyweights, such as John McCain, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Joseph Biden, Bridget McCain, Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton.
 
For more information about Scholastic News and the Scholastic Kids Press Corps, please visit www.scholastic.com/election2008.  For downloadable photos, visit the Scholastic Media Room at http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/kidreporters.
 

Contacts:
Scholastic
Jennifer Boggs
212-343-6619
 
Scholastic
Sarah Trabucchi
212-343-6424