Courtney Pine

Courtney Pine lives in Washington, D.C., and was born in 2004.

  • Courtney has been a Scholastic News Kids Reporter since 2015.
  • Her favorite book is The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.
  • Courtney is in the Adventure Theater Pre-Professional Program.

“Writing is my passion because I get to express my creativity.”

Courtney Pine

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Ananya Vinay, a sixth-grader from Fresno, California, hoists the Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy after her win. Vinay’s favorite word is spizzerinctum, which means "the will to succeed."

Queen Bee

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June 6th, 2017

A 12-year-old California girl wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Trump with kids

The First 100 Days

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April 28th, 2017

What is it like behind the scenes at the White House? Our Kid Reporter talks with the First Lady and top staffers about an unusual presidency.

Kid Reporter Courtney Pine with Trump supporter Demetrius Apostolis, 13, of Flemington, New Jersey

Inside the Inauguration

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January 23rd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter attends Donald Trump’s swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol.

Helping Kids Stay Healthy

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November 22nd, 2016

Our Kid Reporter talks with Michelle Obama about her role as First Lady.
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

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June 1st, 2016

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

Blizzard Jonas 2016

“Snowzilla”

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January 27th, 2016

The nation’s capital gets hit with a monster snowstorm.
Courtney (front row, second from left) with other young reporters and STEM experts on January 13 at the White House

The State of STEM

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January 18th, 2016

The White House invites students to explore their inner scientist.
First Lady Michelle Obama visits with children of the armed forces at a holiday event at the White House.

Bringing Cheer to Military Families

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December 7th, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes military families to the White House to preview the holiday decorations.