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.
9th grade students Tiare Ho-Ching, Kassandra Villegas & Karyss Satele-Pinkney from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California won Honorable Mention for their documentary, "Failures In The Foster Care System." The team will receive $250 in prize money for their win.
C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Long Beach, 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."
- Press Release: Long Beach Students Win Prizes in C-SPAN Video Documentary Competition (Google Doc)
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- Certificate: C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb and co-President Susan Swain - Certificate of Special Recognition (JPEG)
Foster Youth Social Worker Susana Cortes - Congratulatory Message
Long Beach, CA Mayor Robert Garcia - Congratulatory Message