Dan Helix with Pratyush at the Fourth of July at Concord, CA

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Pratyush Sharma

July 5th, 2016

In California, the Bay Area greeted the patriotic holiday with parades, fireworks, and civic pride.

Photo shoot for Rebels and Scholars apparel with Amalia as the model

Rebels and Scholars

A. Richburg-Martinez

June 29th, 2016

A Latino clothing company in the Pacific Northwest offers scholarships to kids in need.

On March 10, NASA engineers conduct a successful test firing of RS-25 rocket engine No. 2059 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis. The hot fire marks the first test of an RS-25 flight engine for NASA’s new Space Launch System vehicle.

Reaching for Mars

Erik Weibel

June 28th, 2016

NASA’s successful testing of the RS-25 rocket engine brings us one step closer to sending humans to Mars.

Aiming for Number One

Connor Vijayapal

June 28th, 2016

Archer Aliyah Sebert of Wisconsin is on a mission to be the best at her sport.

Kid Reporter Manu Onteeru at the 2016 Jefferson Awards

The 2016 Jefferson Awards

Manu Onteeru

June 28th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter covers one of the oldest awards ceremonies in the country.

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore

Thousands Attend Trump Rally

Abigael Shea

June 17th, 2016

Thousands of supporters turn out for a campaign rally for Republican candidate Donald Trump—and so do lots of protesters.

Loretta Boniti with Abigail in Greensboro, NC

Political Reporters Witness History

Abigael Shea

June 17th, 2016

What is it like to cover a presidential campaign? Our Kid Reporter finds out.

Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan

The Reluctant Leader

Connor Vijayapal

June 15th, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan talks about his life in politics and his efforts to make a positive difference for future generations.

Kaitlin with Jim Acosta

Reporting Live From the White House

Kaitlin Clark

June 14th, 2016

CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta recently took a special journey with the President.

Charlotte at the Dolby 88 Theater in NYC for4 the advance screening of Finding Dory.

Finding Dory

Charlotte Fay

June 14th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter gets the scoop on the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo, which hits theaters this Friday.

Ryan with record-holding paddleboarder Alex Linnell

A Paddleboard Pro Shares His Secrets

Ryan Stoltz

June 13th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter gets a lesson in standup paddleboarding on Lake Minnetonka.

How to Paddleboard — Video

Ryan Stoltz

June 13th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter gets a lesson in standup paddleboarding on Lake Minnetonka.

Daveed Diggs (front left), Lin-Manuel Miranda (front right), and other cast members perform in Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City.

Inside Hamilton

Esther Appelstein

June 9th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter goes backstage at the hit Broadway musical.

Inside Hamilton — Video

Esther Appelstein

June 9th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks to the creator of the hit Broadway musical.

Skylar at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on June 7

A “Glass Ceiling” Is Shattered

Skylar Yarter

June 8th, 2016

Supporters crowd into the Brooklyn Navy Yard to celebrate Democrat Hillary Clinton's historic win.

Clinton Declares Victory in the Democratic Race — Video

Skylar Yarter

June 8th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks to Hillary Clinton supporters on a historic night.

A young voter, Ipod in hand, goes to the polls in Los Angeles.

Young Voters in California Express Their Views

Jeremy Hsiao

June 8th, 2016

The largest state in the country is among the last to hold presidential primaries. Still, the state’s young people want to have their say.

New Jersey Voters Go to the Polls — Video

Joshua Yi

June 6th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with two voters who have very different ideas about the presidential candidates and the future of the United States.

A Kid Reporter's Life — Video

Suzanne McCabe

June 3rd, 2016

If you have a nose for news, consider becoming a Kid Reporter. The deadline to apply is September 23. For more information, go to

Nihar Janga (left) and Jairam Hathwar hoist the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy after being named co-champions on May 26 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Pressure Cooker

Courtney Pine

June 1st, 2016

Once again, the national spelling bee ends in a tie.

Abigael and Kayla

Is Homeschooling for You?

Abigael Shea

May 31st, 2016

Two young people share their observations about learning at home versus learning at school.

The Willis Clan — Video

Connor Vijayapal

May 26th, 2016

A musical family of 14 from Nashville, Tennessee, takes the stage.

Stay Humble and Kind, Part II—Video

Lilian Jochmann

May 26th, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with country music star Tim McGraw about his hit song “Humble and Kind,” and his message for young people.

Max with David Kelly at a book-signing event in Dedham, Massachusetts

Ballpark Mystery Man

Maxwell Surprenant

May 23rd, 2016

Children’s book author David Kelly talks about baseball and writing.

Before his death in July 2015, Cecil the lion had been the subject of more than a decade of research. The lion lived in a game preserve in Zimbabwe.

Cecil’s Pride

Charlotte Fay

May 17th, 2016

A lion’s legacy lives on after his death.