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StudentCam Prize Winners

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. The competition, now in its 18th year, invited all middle and high school students to enter by producing a short documentary asking students to explore a federal policy or program and address the theme: "How does the federal government impact your life?"

8th grade student Aria Rani Sindledecker from Isaac Newton Graham Middle School in Mountain View, California won 1st Prize for her documentary on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, "Stigma-Free Nation: Pathway to Parity." As a 1st Prize winner she has won $3,000 in prize money for her work.

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

"Comcast is proud to partner with C-SPAN on StudentCam, which encourages students to become engaged, productive and lifelong learners," said Beth Hester, Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast Cable, California Region. "We offer our heartfelt congratulations to these winning students on this outstanding achievement."

More Information:
WATCH: Stigma-Free Nation: Pathway to Parity by Aria Rani Sindledecker



Best Selling Author, Mental Health Expert, and UCBerkley Psychology Professor Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw - Congratulatory Message



Isaac Newton Graham Middle School Principal Heidi Galassi - Congratulatory Message



California State Sen Josh Becker presents Aria with a Certificate of Special Recognition



C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb and co-President Susan Swain present Aria with a Certificate of Special Recognition



Aria will receive $3,000 for her 1st Prize win