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."

12th grade students Raymond Baccari & Aydan Santos from the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Providence, Rhode Island won 2nd Prize in the High School East division for their documentary on the electoral college and the system of electing a president in the United States, "The Road to 270".

Raymond Baccari & Aydan Santos also participated and won 2nd Prize in 2019. Their documentary can be viewed below: C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Providence, C-SPAN is available locally through Cox Communications.

"Congratulations to Raymond and Aydan on their hard work, creativity and well-deserved recognition,” said Jay Allbaugh, SVP and Region Manager, Cox Communications. "Cox is committed to strengthening our communities through educational programs and we are proud to partner with C-SPAN in its mission to encourage students to think critically about issues that affect our country.”

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

Pictured (L-R) Aydan Santos and Raymond Baccari

Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. - Congratulatory Message

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea - Congratulatory Message

Rhode Island State Rep. Michael Chippendale - Congratulatory Message

C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain - Congratulatory Message

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse presents Aydan with a Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse presents Raymond with a Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza Presents Raymond with a Citizen Citation

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza Presents Aydan with a Citizen Citation