McLane High School seniors Addison Lowmexay and TJ Pho earned honorable mention awards at C-SPAN’s national 2015 StudentCam competition. They will receive $250 for their documentary, “High Speed Rail ... a track of problems or transportation to opportunity.”
The national competition, now in its 11th year, invites middle and high school students to produce a five- to seven-minute documentary on a national policy issue.
Students had to answer the question, “The Three Branches and You: Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.”
More than 2,280 videos were submitted from almost 5,000 students in 45 states and Washington, DC.
“This year, the competition saw its greatest number of participants ever,” says Craig McAndrew, C-SPAN Manager of Education Relations. “All aspects of these student video productions, including the research, planning, and diverse range of expert interviews, demonstrate the highest levels of critical thought and initiative.”
Addison and TJ are among 347 students from across the country winning a total of $100,000. The 150 winning videos can be seen at www.studentcam.org/winners15.