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. The competition, now in its 18th year, invited all middle and high school students to enter by producing a short documentary asking students to explore a federal policy or program and address the theme: "How does the federal government impact your life?"

10th grade students Nadia Soberg, Matthew Arradaza, & Griffin Sturino from Palo Alto High School in California won 2nd Prize for their documentary on the 2003 Supreme Court case, Gratz v. Bollinger, and affirmative action in college admissions, "A Student's Perspective on Affirmative Action." As 2nd Prize winners, the team has won $1,500 in prize money.

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

"Comcast is proud to partner with C-SPAN on StudentCam, which encourages students to become engaged, productive and lifelong learners," said Beth Hester, Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast Cable, California Region. "We offer our heartfelt congratulations to these winning students on this outstanding achievement."

More Information:
WATCH: A Student's Perspective on Affirmative Action by Nadia Soberg, Matthew Arradaza, & Griffin Sturino

California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber - Congratulatory Message

California State Assemblymember (& Palo Alto High School Alumnus) Marc Berman - Congratulatory Message

California State Senator Josh Becker presents Nadia, Matthew, & Griffin with a Certificate of Special Recognition

C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb and co-President Susan Swain present Nadia, Matthew, & Griffin with a Certificate of Special Recognition

The team will share $1,500 for their 2nd Prize win