Young Reporters, May 14: Newsroom assignments for local students


This week, we asked young reporters to take a photo of how people in their neighborhood are helping the community during this time.
Here are the winning submissions from Assignment #3. Congratulations to our winners, who will receive certificates and YMCA passes!

Each week, The Northern Light offers a reporting assignments for any interested students. Each assignment will come out in the paper on Thursday and young reporters can submit their work by 5 p.m. the following Thursday. 

Submissions should be emailed by a parent or legal guardian to and should include the parent’s contact number as well as the young reporter’s name and age.

Following each assignment, three winning submissions will be chosen, one from each of three age groups if possible: 6 to 9 years, 10 to 13 years and 14 to 18 years. Winners are selected by Kristin Siemion, a certified teacher who is a print and digital media specialist with The Northern Light.

Prior to publication, parent permission slips will be required. Winning submissions will be published in The Northern Light, and their authors will receive a certificate and three-day YMCA youth pass.

Assignment #5: How have your pets’ lives changed since the stay-at-home order? If you don’t have a pet, interview a friend with a pet and ask them how their pet’s life has changed. Tell us about the pet and explain your idea(s) in 200 words or less for elementary students or 350 words or less for middle/high school students. Good luck!


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