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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

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