C-SPAN made a visit to Winter Park High School on Friday, May 4, to honor and recognize 20 winning students who competed in the annual C-SPAN StudentCam competition.
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.”
Out of 2,985 video submissions from more than 5,700 students in 46 states and Washington, D.C., this year, eight documentaries created by Winter Park Wildcats were recognized, including three second-prize winners, one third-prize winner and four honorable mentions.
The second-place winners also had their documentaries air on C-SPAN for the public to see.
The winning students were presented with their prize money and given a chance to talk about what inspired their documentaries.
“There were five winning schools in Florida, and you guys are my last stop of the week — I’m so excited to be here,” C-SPAN affiliate relations manager Rachel Katz said. “We had roughly 3,000 entries in our competition this year and only give out 150 prizes totaling $100,000. $6,500 of that is right in this school.”