Thursday, 08 March 2018 20:32

VIDEO: The Constitutional Controversy Over DC Statehood Featured

Written by Julianne Garnett, Marijke Friedman and Kinsey Lee | Eastern Middle School

This video will air on C-SPAN at 6:50 am ET and throughout the day on April 13, 2018.

Silver Spring Students Win Big In C-Span Documentary Contest
Several Silver Spring students won prizes ranging from $750 to $3,000 for their documentaries discussing the U.S. Constitution.
By Cameron Luttrell, Patch Staff, March 8, 2018

Each year since 2006, C-SPAN partners with its local cable television providers in communities nationwide to invite middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to produce short documentaries about a subject of national importance.

Over 2,985 video were submitted from more than 5,700 students in 46 states and Washington, D.C. Students worked in teams or as individuals to address a wide range of public policy issues, from the freedoms of the First Amendment and the right to bear arms, to equality and the powers of Congress.

The most popular provisions of the Constitution explored by students were the First Amendment (26 percent), followed by the Second Amendment (16 percent) and the 14th Amendment (11 percent), C-SPAN said.

Other Silver Spring students won big in the competition.

These students won $1,500 as second place winners:  Julianne Garnett, Marijke Friedman and Kinsey Lee of Eastern Middle School for "The Constitutional Controversy Over D.C. Statehood." 

"With so much national debate about government power and personal freedoms, we were eager to hear students' perspectives on what the Constitution means to them," said C-SPAN's Manager of Education Relations Craig McAndrew.  "Students across the country engaged in conversation on the local level with elected officials, experts, community leaders and educators to explore how national issues impact their daily lives."

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