MILLBURN, NJ — Former Washington School ace reporter Sophia Hou has gone national.

Over the summer Hou participated in a rigorous application and selection process to become a reporter for Time for Kids Magazine. She was one of nine other applicants nationwide to be selected to serve as a reporter for the national magazine that finds its way into millions of classrooms across the country.

When he heard about the honor, Washington School principal, Peter Mercurio said, “We are so proud of Sophia. We are a Leader in Me school dedicated to fostering and bringing out leadership qualities in all our students. Sophia certainly embodies our school mission.”

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Faculty advisors for the Washington School newspaper, Katherine Briber and Sharon Jones are also proud of Hou. Jones said, “Sophia showed real initiative and perseverance going through all the stages of the application process. I’m so happy Time for Kids recognized her amazing talent.” When asked how she felt when she heard the news, Hou responded: “At first I couldn't believe it, and then I felt really excited. It's such an amazing opportunity to meet interesting people I otherwise wouldn't meet.”

Hou has already posted her first article in the opinion section of the September issue. Look for it, and many more articles to come from Hou. This is just the beginning of a burgeoning writing career for one of Millburn’s star students.