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 student Zach Baynham from Kirkwood High School in Missouri won 2nd Prize in the High School Central division for his documentary on jobs for people with intellectual disabilities, "People Are People Are People".

C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Las Vegas, 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 Zach Baynham from Kirkwood High School on his excellent work.”

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Zach will receive $1,500 as one of this year's 2nd Prize winning filmmakers

Zach Baynham headshot

Baynham family friends Brandie and Jake Martine - Congratulatory Message

Kirkwood Schools Superintendent Dr. Michele Condon - Congratulatory Message

Kirkwood, MO Deputy Mayor Nancy G. Luetzow - Congratulatory Message

Kirkwood, MO School Board Director Angie Bernardi - Congratulatory Message

MO State Senator Andrew Koenig - Congratulatory Message

Kirkwood City Council-member Ellen Edman - Congratulatory Message

Fmr. Developmental Disabilities Council Member Doug Riggs - Congratulatory Message

Mayor of Kirkwood Timothy E. Griffin - Signed Certificate of Congratulations

Kirkwood City Council-member Mark D. Zimmer - Congratulatory Email