MERIDIAN— Two Mountain View High School students will be honored for their winning video documentary on Wednesday.
C-SPAN, a public affairs network, chose Caitlin Lanterman and Madison Collins’ video as one of the winning entries in their annual student video documentary competition, StudentCam. C-SPAN plans to bring its customized bus to Mountain View and hold a schoolwide ceremony where the video will be shown at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Each year since 2006, C-SPAN partners with local cable television providers to invite middle school students and high school students to produce short documentaries about a subject of national importance. This year, students addressed the theme, “What does it mean to be American? Choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience.”
Over 6,300 students participated, and Laterman and Collins’ video was one of 150 winning entries. The two 12th graders received $250 and honorable mention for their video “American Immigration.” C-SPAN awarded $100,000 total in prize money.
”These Boise area students were challenged to think about our democracy and to creatively portray different views on what it means to be American,” Cheryl Goettsche, Cable ONE general manager, said. CableONE was one of C-SPAN’s partners in the contest. “We are delighted to see young leaders from Mountain View High School define the American experience through their short video.”The bus will also visit Bishop Kelly High School from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Kuna High School from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday.
People can visit www.studentcam.org to watch all the winning videos for 2019.