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Students Win Big in Annual C-SPAN Documentary Competition
Evelyn Shue and Ida Chen, sophomores at Richard Montgomery and Winston Churchill high schools, won first place in StudentCam, C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Their video, “High Stakes,” is a documentary about education and standardized testing.
Second place winners were Aileen Qi and Kevin Rha, sophomores at Montgomery Blair High School. Their video is "Let Science Speak.” During a weeklong period of public voting where more than 71,000 votes were cast, "Let Science Speak" received more than 11,000, winning the "Fan Favorite" prize.
Second prize winners in middle school included:
Jamie Lewis, Lily Scheckner and Noelle Mathews
"Pervasive: How Sexual Violence is Becoming Textbook in Schools and Colleges"
Eastern Middle School
Dermott Foley and Tyler Foley
"The Crisis Within A Crisis: Children with Special Needs & The Pandemic"
Third prize winners were:
Anna Li, Aarushi Soni and Isabel Wu
"The Criminal Injustice System"
Poolesville High School
Alyssa Limjuco, Gabriela Kolbe and Charlotte Foster
Montgomery Blair High School
"Flatlining: The Case for Healthcare Expansion"
Richard Montgomery High School
Samantha Jaffe, Eliana Finberg & Sophia Stein
"Making it to Motherhood"
Shairee Arora and Aarushi Gupta
"Educate, Protect, Elect: The LGBTQ+ Community in 2021"
Simran Ohri and Bridget Griffith
11th & 12th Grade
"Champions for Justice: Supreme Court Reform"
Third place for middle school winners included:
Ellis Chung, Shreya Ohri and Ashley Taylor
"All Men Are Created Equal: The Underrepresentation of Women in Government"
MCPS had 17 honorable mention winners as well. The full list can be viewed here.
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