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Two Franklin High Students Placed 2nd in C-SPAN’s 2017 StudentCam Competition for Bringing Awareness to the Harm of Conversion Therapy in a Video Documentary

ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 13, 2017 – Franklin High School’s digital media students, Michelle Quan and Kris Carlos, split a $1,500 prize for their documentary, “The Harm Done is Transparent,” earning them a second place win out of thousands of students. The school’s media program also won $250 and C-SPAN will air this winning documentary on national television on April 2, 2017 at 6:50 am ET.

Every year, C-SPAN holds a national video documentary competition that motivates students to think critically about the issues affecting our nation. This year, students were to create a short documentary based on the theme, “Your Message To Washington: What is the most urgent issue for the new president and Congress to address in 2017?”

C-SPAN received:

  • 2,903 films from over 5,600 students
  • Entries came from 46 states, as well as England, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan
  • 150 documentaries were selected
  • A total of $100,000 in cash prizes were awarded

About C-SPAN’s StudentCam

StudentCam is C-SPAN’s annual, national video documentary competition for middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students. The competition encourages students to critically analyze an issue of interest and create a short (5-7 minute) documentary about that topic. C-SPAN StudentCam Website

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 65 schools: 40 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 40 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and strive for having every student learning in every classroom, every subject, every day.

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