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Pine Island student selected as Time for Kids reporter

October 31, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

By ED FRANKS

efranks@breezenewspapers.com

Pine Island resident Ava Cambio, 9, has become a "Kid Reporter" for Time for Kids, a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read, write and build reading and writing skills. Time for Kids is published by Time Magazine.

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Ava Cambio with her press credentials.

Cambio submitted her Pine Island Eagle article from April 30, 2014, "Guest Commentary: An Egg-citing event for an egg-stra special cause." The article was a report on Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens third annual "Hoppin Down the Bunny Trail" event held on April 19.

There were approximately 400 applicants nationwide of which only 23 were chosen as finalists. The field was then narrowed down to just 10 students. In the final round the "Kid Reporters" performed interviews to get the scoop on local and national news for TFK's magazines and website. Cambio won one of the 10 spots to become a member of the 2014-2015 Time for Kids team.

Her first article for Time for Kids was "Should College Athletes be Paid?"

"I took the 'no' side and I don't think college athletes should be paid because college is a place for learning not earning," she said. "If college athletes get paid, they might not focus on their schoolwork. Also if college athletes were paid they might choose a school based on how much money is offered rather than where they would get the best education."

Cambio just finished a story about beach erosion and is working on another about Pine Island F.I.S.H. (Friendly Islanders Sending Help). The F.I.S.H. article may appear in the December issue of Time for Kids.

Cambio likes to write in her spare time.

"Sometimes I will go on my computer and go into Word and just type," she said. "It might be a small poem or a short story."

Her dream interviews are Zendaya, Macklemore and to cover the Women's World Cup.

Her proudest moment was winning the Aspiring Author's Writing Contest twice.

"I won the first time when I was in first grade for a poem and last year, when I was in third grade, I won with a story I wrote about when we went skiing in Canada.

"I also like to bake cupcakes with my mom," Cambio said. "When I grow up I want to be a writer and a baker. Half and half - I really haven't decided yet."

 
 
 

 

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