Hilde Kate Lysiak
Like any other town, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, had its share of interesting, attention-worthy stories — but they went untold. Then came Hilde Lysiak: 8-years-old at the time (she’s now 12), she started Orange Street News as a place for the community to come together and get the latest news, from the uplifting to the sinister. Along the way, her story caught the attention of people all over the world, leading to a six-book deal from Scholastic and an upcoming Apple show helmed by Jon M. Chu.
Hilde is still out every day, reporting the latest news from Selinsgrove — but she generously cleared a few moments from her busy schedule to chat with us about her work, the stories she loves covering the most, and the impact her newspaper has had on her hometown.