Landing Students Interview Allonzo Trier of the New York Knicks

Landing Students Interview Allonzo Trier of the New York Knicks photo

Landing students in Melissa Harechmak’s class were selected to write articles for the Kidsday portion of Newsday and recently interviewed New York Knicks player Allonzo Trier as one of their assignments.

Students have been working with Newsday editor Pat Mullooly as part of the Kidsday experience. Recently, he visited the students to get to know them and discussed ideas for their articles. The articles are based on student experiences, interests, school highlights and surveying other students. Mr. Mullooly came with a few different toys, books and a STEM robot called Dash, which the students used to test out and write reviews. Mr. Mullooly will visit two more times before the articles are published the week of Feb. 23, 2019. 

One of the other components for the children is to interview someone famous. On Oct. 30, Ms. Harechmak brought four students to Tarrytown, New York, to the New York Knicks practice facility. The students interviewed Mr. Trier, a 22-year Knicks player, using questions they had prepared. Mr. Mullooly also attended this special visit to help the students write an article to be published in the paper.