Tilden Middle School’s future journalists


Wendy Muldawer's journalism students are seventh- and eight-graders at Tilden Middle School in Rockville. (Blanton Studios)
May 11, 2012

The seventh- and eighth-graders in Wendy Muldawer’s journalism class at Tilden Middle School in Rockville are May’s Class of KidsPost. These kids won our hearts for studying journalism — and some even could be future KidsPost reporters!

We’ll feature our final Class of KidsPost for the 2011-2012 school year next month, but that means there’s still a chance you can be featured. Ask your teacher to go to kidspost.com to download the questionnaire, fill it out and send it, along with a class picture, to kidspost@washpost.com.

Who’s your favorite author? Rick Riordan scored four votes, more than anybody else. Although J.K. Rowling, Mike Lupica and Suzanne Collins all were mentioned.

What’s your favorite game? Monopoly won with three votes; Call of Duty and Sims got two votes each.

How much time do you spend on the Internet each week? Ten kids spend more than four hours; four said two to three hours and three said less than two hours.

Do you have a cellphone? Thirteen of these middle-schoolers said yes; while six don’t.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip edged out regular chocolate six votes to five.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Journalist, musician and vet tied with two votes each.

What’s the biggest problem in the world today? Hunger, the economy and global warming tied with three votes each. Terrorism, war, crime and discrimination are also concerns for these kids.

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