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StudentCam - 2020 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. This year students in grades 6-12 were asked to create a short (5-6 minute) video documentary on a topic related to the competition theme, "What's Your Vision in 2020? Explore the issue you most want presidential candidates to address during the campaign."

10th and 12th grade sisters Ava & Mia Lazar from Blacksburg High School in Virginia won 2nd Prize in the High School East division for their documentary on the nation's current energy policy, "Burning the Bridge: The Story of the Mountain Valley Pipeline".

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

"Comcast is proud to partner with C-SPAN on its annual documentary competition and its mission to encourage local students to pursue new and exciting educational opportunities,” said Jessica Gappa, Director of Community Impact, Comcast’s Beltway Region. “We are inspired by these students’ submissions and congratulate them on all their hard work and creativity to shine a light on the topics that shape our world.”

More Information:
WATCH: BURNING THE BRIDGE: THE STORY OF THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE BY AVA & MIA LAZAR



Mia and Ava will receive $1,500 as one of this year's 2nd Prize winners



Pictured (L-R) Mia and Ava Lazar



Blacksburg, VA Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith - Congratulatory Message



Virginia Tech University Director of Appalachian Studies Emily Satterwhite - Congratulatory Message



Farmer and Activist Jammie Hale - Congratulatory Message



Protect Our Water Heritage Rights Co-Chair Russell Chisholm - Congratulatory Message