Two teams from Edmond Memorial High School were recently honored by C‑SPAN and Cox Communications as winners in C‑SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, StudentCam. A representative from C‑SPAN presented certificates of merit to the students for their winning achievements in the national competition.
C-SPAN partners with local cable providers in communities nationwide to invite middle school students and high school students to produce short documentaries on a subject of national importance. This year, students addressed the theme, “The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”
In response, C-SPAN received a record of more than 3,000 video submissions from more than 5,700 students in 46 states and Washington, D.C. One hundred fifty students and 53 teacher prizes were awarded, totaling $100,000 in prize money. Visit www.studentcam.org to watch all the winning videos for 2018.
Edmond Memorial students Sarah Tuttle, Amelia Bond and Taylor Berkheimer won Third Prize and $750 for the video, Fake News and Freedom of the Press.
Edmond Memorial students Ethan Maddy, Alec Hopkins and Brendan Murphee won Honorable Mention and $250 for the video, How Important is the First Amendment on College Campuses?
In Edmond, C-SPAN programming is provided by Cox Communications as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channel 126 and HD849; C-SPAN2 on channel 127; and C-SPAN3 on channel 128 and on the web at C-SPAN.org. Funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite TV providers.