Thayer Loose is looking forward to exciting assignments as a member of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps.
The Kids Press Corps has 50 children ages 10 to 14 from around the country. The Kid Reporters report on current events, breaking news, entertainment and sports.
Thayer, a fifth-grade pupil at Hammond Hill Elementary School, found out about the opportunity from teacher Nikki Mock.
“I thought it would be cool if people got to read what I wrote,” he said.
He’s also outgoing, and being a Kid Reporter seemed like a good fit.
“I like to stand out,” he said. “That’s another reason I wanted to be a Kid Reporter.”
The 10-year-old was excited when found out he was accepted.
“I felt like I was going to burst out like a rocket and fly,” he said.
Thayer hopes to learn a lot, improve his writing skill and meet different people.
“We get to meet new people and maybe even meet and interview famous people,” Loose said.
Over the years, Kid Reporters have interviewed people such as President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, the Jonas Brothers, Kanye West, Will Smith, Jordin Sparks and Tom Cruise.
When Thayer grows up, he wants to be a member of the Secret Service. “It’s my dream job because you get to be with the president and you get to wear a cool suit,” he said.
To read stories by Thayer and other Kid Reporters, visit www.scholastic.com/kidspress and www.scholastic.com/news. Articles are also published in the Scholastic News classroom magazine for pupils in first through sixth grades and the Junior Scholastic magazine for sixth through eighth grades.