Kids Connect

Kids Connect gets youth voices in Moonshine Ink. We want them to share their personal trials and/or triumphs, keeping in mind tie-ins to the community and encouraging journalistic aspects like research and interviews. The other goal is to share a parent/family perspective, relating to raising children, family life, family-friendly resources, and more.

Beating to His Own Drum

Eric Spillman, 11, has found his passion at a young age — drumming.

Connecting to Cambodia

Truckee High student Fiona McMains was touched by her time spent in Cambodia this summer.

Playing Without Goalposts

Remembering to find the joy in life, our children are our teachers

Be Nice. Be Brave: Stop A Bully

A 10-year-old inspirational boy trys to stop bullies at his school.

Another Day to Give

Fifth graders at Truckee Elementary pledge to give away their birthdays to a worthy cause this year.

Following the Music

FRANCES JOY Violinist Mirna Mejia, 18, from Truckee, sometimes falls asleep to the swirling sensation of 19th century Czech composer Friedrich Smetana’s classical piece “The...

Read, Write, Honor

Xander Guldman, 14, is a Truckee kid who’s known for his skiing. Now he will be known for his writing.