CALEXICO – C‑SPAN and Time Warner Cable will visit Calexico High School on Thursday, April 7, 2016 to honor local winners for C‑SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, StudentCam. During the visit, a C‑SPAN Representative will present a StudentCam certificate of merit to Brianda Ley, Ashley Canaris and Juan Sanchez during a ceremony in front of classmates, teachers, and family members to recognize their winning achievement in the national competition. The winning video will also be viewed during the congratulatory event.
StudentCam encourages middle and high school students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and nation. This year, students were asked to create a 5-7minute video documentary about the topic “Road to the White House: What’s the issue YOU most want candidates to discuss during the 2016 presidential campaign?” In response, C‑SPAN received 2,887 video submissions from almost 6,000 students in 45 states and Washington, DC. 150 student and 53 teacher prizes were awarded, totaling $100,000 in prize money. Visit www.studentcam.org to watch all the winning videos for 2016.
The event will take place on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 8:30-9:00 A.M. at Calexico High School located at 1030 Encinas Ave, where 12th grade students Brianda Ley, Ashley Canaris, and Juan Sanchez will be honored.
“Time Warner Cable is proud to partner with C-SPAN as they visit Calexico High School to celebrate Brianda, Ashely and Juan’s winning documentary,” said Deane Leavenworth, TWC regional vice president Government Relations. “We join C-SPAN and the Calexico community in congratulating them on being part of a select group of students from across the country honored for their achievement.”
In Calexico, C‑SPAN programming is provided by Time Warner Cable on channel 225; C‑SPAN2 on channel 226; and C‑SPAN3 on channel 227 as a commercial-free public service. All funding for C‑SPAN operations is provided by local TV providers.
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