Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boo! YJI Reporter Discovers Trick-or-Treating on Halloween

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Last year, Youth Journalism International gained a wonderful new writer, Yelena Samofalova. At the same time, Yelena gained a new custom: trick-or-treating.
For many American children, trick-or-treating is an annual tradition and as normal as any holiday. But Yelena, who was born in Ukraine and moved to Connecticut, U.S.A. as a little girl, had never celebrated Halloween or gone trick-or-treating. For her, it was a foreign custom, but one that intrigued her.
She got permission to go out on Halloween night with a group of friends last year and was completely amazed at the experience.
She wrote a delightful piece about it for Youth Journalism International. It turned out to be the first of many, as Yelena went on to write many types of journalism, from news stories about serious issues to play reviews.
Check out Yelena's work here: http://tinyurl.com/2wdmaxm

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