Local students to be honored today

C‑SPAN and Comcast will visit Blacksburg High School on May 23, 2018 to honor local winners, Mia Lazar and Ava Lazar, for C‑SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, StudentCam. During the visit, C‑SPAN will present a StudentCam certificate of merit and oversized prize check to the students during a ceremony 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.

Each year, since 2006, C-SPAN partners with local cable providers in communities nationwide to invite middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to produce short documentaries on a subject of national importance. This year, students addressed the theme, “The Constitution & You: Choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important to you.”

In response, C-SPAN received a record of 2,985 video submissions from over 5,700 students in 46 states and Washington, D.C. One hundred fifty students and 53 teacher prizes were awarded, totaling $100,000 in prize money. Visit www.studentcam.org to watch all the winning videos for 2018.