Monticello student named 'kid reporter' for division of Time magazine
On Aug. 18, Maple Buescher, a Monticello Middle School seventh-grader, got the news that Time For Kids had selected her as one of the weekly classroom news magazine’s 10 kid reporters for the 2015–16 school year.
As a kid reporter, Buescher will conduct interviews and write articles that may appear in the print edition or website of Time For Kids (www.timeforkids.com), a division of Time magazine. She’ll hold the position from September 2015 through August 2016.
Buescher completed an application process that included writing two original news stories that were judged by a panel of journalists. Her first story was about the Little Free Library movement, which places miniature libraries in communities and neighborhoods to enable readers to share books.
After being named one of 24 finalists, Buescher then had to submit a second article, along with a video of herself explaining why she wanted the job. She wrote about the Republican National Convention coming to Cleveland in 2016, and interviewed representatives from the City of Cleveland, the Republican Parties of Cuyahoga County and [the state of] Ohio, Destination Cleveland, and Quicken Loans Arena.
Teachers nationwide, including many in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, use Time For Kids in their classrooms.
Cynthia Barnes is the public relations liaison in the communications and community engagement department of Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.