By Jill Fox
Lincoln Miller’s dreams of becoming a professional journalist are closer than that of most children his age after getting his first big assignment.
After applying in June, he learned he would be joining a group of 45 students, ages 10 to 14, who report “news for kids, by kids” at Scholastic Kids Press. In his application, one article Lincoln said he would like to write is how therapy animals help people through their grief during troubled times.
In addition to being published on their website, Miller’s stories will be featured in select issues of Scholastic Classroom Magazines, which reach more than 25 million students nationwide.
A sixth-grader at Westglades Middle School, Lincoln grew up in Parkland’s Ternbridge community with his parents, Michelle and Josh, both graduates of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and his eight-year-old brother, Benji.
During the program, Lincoln will pitch his ideas to Scholastic once a month, interview newsmakers from the community, and share his peers’ perspectives on issues that matter to young people in today’s world.
Over the past two decades, “Kid Reporters” have made headlines covering major national and world events and interviewing influential figures, including United States presidents.
When he begins his assignments, Miller said he wants to look for people making a difference in the world.
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- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked on the public relations side as well as the television side of marketing for NBC Universal. A true Floridian, Fox grew up in Ormond Beach and now resides in Parkland with her husband, Brian and their two children, Madden, 11 and Randi, 7.
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