NAHS Senior Earns Honorable Mention in C-SPAN Competition
Gabrielle Creazzo, a senior at Nazareth Area High School, was named an honorable mention winner in C-SPAN’s national 2013 StudentCam competition.
The national competition, now in its ninth year, invites middle and high school students to produce a five- to- eight-minute documentary on a national policy issue. This year, students were asked to answer the question, “What’s the most important issue the president should consider in 2013?”
C-SPAN received 1,893 video submissions from more than 3,500 students in 44 states and Washington, D.C.
Click here to watch Creazzo's documentary.
“StudentCam proves yearly that students are paying attention to the pressing issues of the day—and right now, that’s the economy,” said Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN vice president of education relations. “As the president begins his second term, students took advantage of a great opportunity to send him a public message about what is most important to them, and the winning videos are compelling.”
Documentaries were judged by a panel of C-SPAN education representatives and evaluated based on the thoughtful examination of the competition’s theme, quality of expression, inclusion of varying sides of the documentary’s topic, and effective incorporation of C-SPAN programming.
For the 2013 competition, the top three most popular documentary topics were:
- Economic issues (unemployment, poverty, national debt)
- Environment (energy, global warming)
Creazzo is one of 146 students from across the country winning a total of $50,000, including one grand-prize winner, two first-prize winners, eight second-prize winners, 16 third-prize winners and 48 honorable mentions.
Editor's Note: This information was provided by C-SPAN. The content was edited for brevity by Editor Mallory Vough.