Age 9, New Jersey
Favorite Subject: History
Book: Indigo Blue by Cathy Cassidy
Extracurricular Activities: cello, piano, swimming, church choir
Hobbies: reading and writing
Diane loves history and hopes to be a lawyer one day.
In her spare time she likes to relax and read.
As a Kid Reporter, she hopes to learn about other people's opinions and thoughts.
"I want to meet new people and I want to know about their opinions," she said.
Diane is in the fourth grade in Norwood, New Jersey. She has a younger sister.
Check out Diane's articles:
Diane visited a festival celebrating Kwanzaa at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The Town in the Woods
By Diane Lee
Scholastic Kids Press Corps
If you ride the Palisade Interstate Parkway and get off at exit 2, there is a little town called Norwood. Norwood is very peaceful place. All the houses look like little cabins in a small village.
When I wake up in the morning, I see shades of orange, red, purple, and blue in the sky. When all the leaves start to fall off the trees and blow through the town, the sky is especially beautiful. It looks like it is raining leaves.
Norwood doesn't have a lot of markets, restaurants and stores. When you look around, there are mainly trees and houses. If you are really lucky, you can see a deer walking across streets.
In Norwood, everything seems so fresh. The air is always brisk and the leaves just crunch on the ground as people walk on them. The town always rings with birds chirping high up in the trees. At night, the passing train sings a lullaby to the whole town.
The people in Norwood are very nice. They always greet each other warmly. When someone new comes to town, some people greet the newcomers with a welcoming smile or a small gift. You should come to Norwood and see what I'm talking about.