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CTE Cool Stuff 4 11 19
CTE Cool Stuff 4 11 19

Since 2006, C-SPAN has invited middle and high school students to produce short documentaries about a subject of national importance. This year students addressed the theme, "What does it mean to be American? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience."

C-SPAN received 2,923 StudentCam documentaries from over 6,300 students representing 48 states and Washington, DC. After much deliberation and multiple rounds of judging, they announced the 150 prize winning documentaries awarding a total of $100,000 in cash prizes to the winning documentaries.  Winter Park High School’s Digital Video Production students placed an amazing 7 times in this year’s StudentCam documentary competition. Ella Grace Rodriguez, Justin Whittingham and Luke Sand, will receive $3,000 as first prize winners in the East region for their documentary, "Comfortably Numb: Honoring America's Right to a Free Press." Their video was also recognized as "Fan Favorite", thank you to all of those in the Winter Park family for helping them achieve that goal. They will receive an additional $500 in Fan Favorite prize money. Their documentary will air on C-SPAN at 6:50 a.m. ET and throughout the day on April 20.
 
Congratulations to ALL of this year’s C-SPAN StudentCam Winners.
 
Please, take a look at their videos below.
 
First Place and voted Fan Favorite of Competition:  Comfortably Numb: Honoring America's Right to a Free Press
Third Place : Speak Out
Honorable Mentions:  I See Americans ,  One Nation ,  The Waste of America ,  Women in the Workplace: The American Experience , and  E Pluribus Unum .
 
It’s a beautiful thing!