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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.

8th grade students Jamie Lewis, Lily Scheckner & Noelle Mathews from Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring, MD won 2nd Prize for their documentary, "Pervasive: How Sexual Violence is Becoming Textbook in Schools and Colleges." As 2nd Prize winners, the trio 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: PERVASIVE: HOW SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS BECOMING TEXTBOOK IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES BY JAMIE LEWIS, LILY SCHECKNER & NOELLE MATHEWS



Jamie, Noelle & Lily will share $1,500 in prize money for their win



Pictured (from l-r): Jamie Lewis, Noelle Mathews & Lily Scheckner



Gov. Larry Hogan shares a congratulatory letter with Jamie, Noelle & Lily



Montgomery County Executive Mark Elrich presents Jamie, Noelle & Lily with Certificates of Special Recognition



Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) presents Jamie, Noelle & Lily with a Certificate of Special Recognition



Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) presents Jamie, Noelle & Lily with Certificates of Special Recognition



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