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."

11th grade students Micah Mathew, Tyler Rodriguez & Joel Zachariah from Imagine International Academy in North Texas won 2nd Prize in the High School West division for their documentary on immigration, "To Be a Citizen".

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

"Spectrum is committed to strengthening the communities where we live and work through educational programs like StudentCam,” said Adam Falk, Senior Vice President, State Government Affairs for Charter Communications, Inc. "We are proud of this partnership with C-SPAN that encourages students to think critically about the issues that affect our country and local community. Congratulations to the winning students from Imagine International Academy of North Texas on the creativity demonstrated in this excellent work.”

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The team will receive $1,500 as one of this year's 2nd Prize winners

Pictured (L-R) Joel Zachariah, Micah Mathew & Tyler Rodriguez

SMU Law Professor Natalie Nanasi - Congratulatory Message

State Sen. Angela Paxton - Congratulatory Message

Mayor George Fuller proclaimed April 2 as Micah Mathew, Tyler Rodriguez & Joel Zachariah Day in the city of McKinney, TX

State Rep. Scott Sanford signed Certificate of Recognition

Texas State Senate Resolution to Recognize Micah, Tyler & Joel

Rep. Van Taylor signed Certificate of Congressional Recognition