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    Whitman Students Earn 3rd place in national filmmaking competition
    Posted on 05/07/2021
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    StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. This year students were asked to create a 5-6 minute long video exploring the issue they most want the president and new Congress to address in 2021.

    Whitman Middle School's 7th and 8th grade students Sylvia Oram & Ella Kucewicz won 3rd Prize for their documentary, "Women's Rights in the Constitution." The team will share $750 in prize money.

    C-SPAN is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies, who also support StudentCam. In Seattle, C-SPAN is available locally through Comcast.

    "Despite the educational challenges students faced this year, these local winners showed creativity, resourcefulness and a strong work ethic to create documentaries addressing important issues on both the local and national level," Rodrigo Lopez, Region Senior Vice President, Comcast Washington. "Comcast continues to be committed to strengthening our communities through educational programs, including our longstanding partnership with C-SPAN and StudentCam."

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