EDISON – Anuva Goel of Piscataway, a fourth grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, was chosen as one of the 12 student reporters to write and report for Weekly Reader (WR) News Senior Edition for the 2009-2010 school year.
Laura McClure Anastasia, senior editor of WR News, said, “We had more than 850 outstanding entries this year, but Anuva’s essay really stood out. The Student Reporter Contest was announced last spring in an issue of WR News. We asked students to write a 200- to 300-word essay explaining whom they would most like to interview and why. Anuva wrote about Hillary Clinton and her political efforts. Her closing paragraph said, ‘Hillary Clinton took a huge step ahead as a woman. With her hope and courage, she succeeded. This is why I want to interview her!’”
Anastasia added that student reporters are based throughout the country, in 12 different states. They write news debates for the magazine, which is published for fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The debates are kid-friendly topics in the news. Some of the reporters interview authors, athletes and actors.
Goel’s first debate will appear in WR News, Issue 2, dated Sept. 11. Anastasia said, “Anuva wrote about whether 90 minutes of homework per night was too much for kids. She argued that it wasn’t.”
Anuva is the daughter of Vikas and Nalini Goel.