Young reporters have once again gathered at the Pawling Free Library to cover events both at the library and in the local area. The team is composed of several middle school students who share a love of writing and being involved in their community. Each week they will share what is going on in Pawling with those who also are committed to being part of their neighborhood.
These are the young reporters who you will see covering events as they happen:
Meet Jake Voudren
By: Bob Willis
I interviewed Jake Voudren. He is one of the reporters in our PFL group. Jake’s birthday is in June. He goes to Pawling Central Middle School. Jake’s best friend is named Kendall. His favorite hobby is singing. Jake joined PFL News Team so he could get some time away from his brothers. Jake’s favorite food is ice cream. His favorite drink is soda. Jake’s favorite car is a Stingray.
Meet Bob Willis
By: Jake Voudren
Bob Willis is a reporter for PFL News. The reason he signed up was because Ms. Susan wanted him to come back because of his great work in other programs. His birthday is in April. The school he goes to is the Pawling Central Middle School. Bob’s favorite hobby is playing lacrosse outside. His all time best friend is Andrew.
Meet Matthew Alegria
By: Lauren Tocci
Matthew joined PFL this year because he liked in last year. He said he even “got addicted to it.” He had a brother too. When he is not at the library he watches TV and plays on the computer. He plays Club Penguin and watches the Simpsons, Family Guy and Phinies & Ferb on TV. Those are his three favorite shows. Homer, Bart and Bugs Bunny are his favorite characters. His favorite color is green because he likes Luigi from Super Mario Brothers.
Meet Cate Savarese
By: Gianna Torres
Cate Savarese is one of the news reporters for PFL News. She enjoys reading the series based on Harry Potter. She also loves the color blue and celebrity Selena Gomez. When it’s a hot summer Cate likes to go down to the beach and have fun. In school her favorite subject is ELA and her least favorite subject is math. Cate’s favorite singer is Adele and her favorite actress is Jane Lynch. She writes with her right hand and her favorite restaurant is Carmine’s. When she grows up she wants to become an actress.
Meet Abby Savarese
By: Annie Bekkelund
Abby Savarese is a new member of PFL News. This is a little about her. Abby joined PFL News because she figured it would help her with her writing in fifth grade. Abby likes to write about big tragedies that have happened. Her favorite color is orange. She likes pizza. It’s her favorite food. Abby likes to dance, sing and do gymnastics. Her favorite celebrity is Adele. Abby loves going to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the summer. She wants to be a singer, dancer of fashion designer when she grows up. Abby had three other members in her family – her mom, her dad and her sister, Cate.
Meet Gianna Torres
By: Cate Savarese
Gianna Torres is one of the new reporters for PFL Team News. Gianna has a 3-year-old sister Samantha. They have twice. They moved from New Rochelle to Eastchester and then to Pawling. Gianna’s favorite hobby is singing. She enjoys singing pop or RNB. Her favorite singer is Justin Bieber and her favorite actress is Ariana Grande. She loves to play softball, especially in the spring. Gianna would love to become a professional singer or a chorus teacher when she grows up. Her favorite book series is the Twilight series. Her favorite book is Catching Fire. Her favorite color is purple, candy is gummy worms, favorite band is One Direction and her favorite song is “Give Me a Reason” by Pink and Nate. Gianna loves going to the Hard Rock Café!
Meet Lauren Tocci
By: Matthew “Luigi” Alegria
Yo! What’s up homies? It’s me, Matt “Luigi” Alegria. Meet our new member of the PFL News Team. She is going to have a lot to learn so sit back, relax and get ready to read! Lauren really likes to write so that is why she joined the news team. She likes to play outside with her neighbors. She likes to watch Adventure Time on the Cartoon Network. To me, I find some cartoons on Cartoon Network disturbing. She can’t have candy but she likes Gummi Bears. She wants to be a softball player. She likes the song “22” by Taylor Swift which is obvious. Now here’s one thing I can really understand – she does not like to go to the doctors. That’s Lauren for you! Look for her future events! Peace out!
Meet Annie Bekkelund
By: Abigail Savarese
Annie Bekkelund is one of the newest reporters of PFL News. Annie loves to write, especially about sports. Another hobby of Annie’s is doing gymnastics and singing. When she grows up she either wants to be an animal trainer or a teacher. Also, in Annie’s free time she loves to dance. Her favorite kids of dances are ballet, hip-hop or jazz. Annie joined PFL News because she thinks that it will help her become a better writer. When she is not doing PFL News on her vacation she loves to swim and hang out with her friends. Annie’s favorite vacationing spot is Cape Cod. Annie’s favorite movie is Despicable Me, but Annie does not watch movies all day. She reads her favorite books of all time – the Percy Jackson series. When Annie is not reading or watching TV she plays lacrosse. Of course, Annie also has to hang out with her sister and take care of her dog Ollie. So all in all, Annie has a very busy life.
Meet Julia O’Dell
By: Bob Willis & Susan Macura
Julia O’Dell recently joined our PFL News Team because “it sounded interesting.” Julia is a very outgoing girl with lots of friends that she loves to do things with. She will be making more friends as a reporter for our news team. Julia is a good student who excels in science but she does not enjoy her math classes as much. In her free time she loves to play music, eat some Jolly Ranchers and finish off her day with some macaroni and cheese for dinner. Please look for Julia as she covers events in our area.
Click below to hear Robert’s Story:
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Click below to hear Matt’s story:
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