Irvine sisters cover the school beat for their hometown newspaper


The Carrs are definitely going places.

It wasn’t that long ago that Katherine Carr, an Irvine High School junior, and sister Jacqueline, an eighth-grader at Venado Middle School, were submitting news releases about school events to the IUSD NewsFlash.

Now they’ve become regular contributors to The Orange County Register’s website, covering stories at the request of the newspaper’s editors.

This month, the sisters collaborated on an article about 9-year-old Marissa Wendt, a.k.a. “TinyTechie,” who blogs about kid-friendly technologies and Internet safety. And Katherine had another recent story about students from her school’s National Honor Society raising money for the Salvation Army.

“They are also covering a National History Day event at Sierra Vista Middle School in February,” said the girls’ mother, Caroline Carr.

We’ll keep an eye out for that one, as well as future reports. Just don’t forget us when you’re at The New York Times.