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StudentCam - 2020 Winners

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. This year students in grades 6-12 were asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme, "What's Your Vision in 2020? Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign."

8th grade students Jonah Arbolino & Martine Panner from Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, MD won 3rd Prize in the Middle School division for their documentary, "1.6 Trillion Dollars: The Student Debt Sentence."

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Silver Spring, C-SPAN is available locally through Comcast.

"Comcast is proud to partner with C-SPAN on its annual documentary competition and its mission to encourage local students to pursue new and exciting educational opportunities,” said Jessica Gappa, Director of Community Impact, Comcast’s Beltway Region. “We are inspired by these students’ submission and congratulate them on all their hard work and creativity to shine light on a topic that shapes our world.”

More Information:
WATCH: 1.6 TRILLION DOLLARS: THE STUDENT DEBT SENTENCE BY JONAH ARBOLINO & MARTINE PANNER



Former United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin - Congratulatory Message



Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) - Congratulatory Message



StudentDebtCrisis.org Exec Dir Natalia Abrams and Program Director Cody Hounanian - Congratulatory Message



Education Trust Director of Higher Education Policy Tiffany Jones - Congratulatory Message