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StudentCam Prize 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 were asked to create a 5-6 minute long video exploring the issue they most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.

6th grade students Dermott & Tyler Foley from Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, MD won 2nd Prize for their documentary about schools being closed because of Covid-19 and its effect on students with disabilities, "The Crisis Within A Crisis: Children with Special Needs & The Pandemic." As 2nd Prize winners, the pair will share receive $1,500.

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.

"Despite the educational challenges students faced this school year, these local winners showed creativity, resourcefulness and a strong work ethic to create documentaries addressing important issues on both the local and national level," said Misty Allen, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs for Comcast’s Beltway Region. "Comcast always looks forward to working with longstanding partners like C-SPAN and StudentCam to strengthen our communities through educational programs.".”

More Information:
WATCH: THE CRISIS WITHIN A CRISIS: CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & THE PANDEMIC BY DERMOTT & TYLER FOLEY



Tyler and Dermott will share $1,500 in prize money for their win



Pictured: Tyler and Dermott Foley



Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) presents Tyler and Dermott with a Certificate of Special Recognition



Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) presents Tyler and Dermott with a Certificate of Special Recognition



Montgomery County, MD School Board Member Shebra Evans - Congratulatory Message



SpeakUp Director of Special Education Advocacy Lisa Mosko - Congratulatory Message



Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) - Congratulatory Message



Maryland State Delegate Lorig Charkoudian - Congratulatory Message



C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb and co-President Susan Swain present Tyler and Dermott with a Certificate of Special Recognition