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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.

12th grade students Ebony Christie & Elijah Slater from Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina won 2nd Prize for their documentary about the federal funding of historically black colleges and universities, "Not A Second Choice: Continued Federal Funding of HBCUs." As 2nd Prize winners, the duo will share $1,500 in prize money.

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

"Spectrum is committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work through unique educational programs like C-SPAN’s StudentCam competition,," said Adam Falk, Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs for Charter Communications, Inc., which operates the Spectrum brand of TV, internet, mobile and voice services. "These students have not only adapted to the numerous educational challenges this year, but have risen above those difficulties to create thought provoking documentaries. Charter would like to congratulate all the recipients on receiving this honor."

More Information:
WATCH: NOT A SECOND CHOICE: CONTINUED FEDERAL FUNDING OF HBCUS BY EBONY CHRISTIE & ELIJAH SLATER



Ebony and Elijah will share $1,500 in prize money for their win



Pictured (l-r): Ebony Christie & Elijah Slater



Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) - Congratulatory Message



Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) - Congratulatory Message



Author and Political Analyst Bakari Sellers - Congratulatory Message



Richland 2, SC Superintendent Dr Baron Davis - Congratulatory Message



State Representative Dr. Ivory Thigpen - Congratulatory Message



State Senator Mia McLeod - Congratulatory Message



Richland 2, SC School Board Chairman James Manning - Congratulatory Message



State Representative Leon Howard - Congratulatory Message



Sen. Tim Scott - Congratulatory Letter



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