WASHINGTON D.C. and LAS VEGAS – C-SPAN’s award-winning, state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized Bus will visit Bishop Gorman High School on April 10 at 9:45 a.m. PT to honor sophomore Zander Clifton for his third place win in C-SPAN’s StudentCam, an annual national student video documentary competition. In partnership with Cox Las Vegas, C-SPAN will present a StudentCam certificate of merit to Zander at a Student Assembly with classmates, teachers, family members and elected officials present. Zander’s video, “Gun Violence in Las Vegas,” will also be screened.
“We experience moments of real human connection when we engage with our communities, especially with younger generations,” said Mike Bolognini, Vice President and Market Leader of Cox Las Vegas. “That’s one reason why Cox partners with C-SPAN in the annual StudentCam initiative. This year, we’re so excited that one of our local students, 10th grader Zander Clinton of Bishop Gorman High School, has been selected as one of the winners in the national documentary competition.”
For the 2019 C-SPAN Documentary Competition, students addressed the theme, “What does it mean to be American?” Students were challenged to choose a constitutional right, national characteristic, or historic event and explain how it defines the American experience. In response, a record 6,318 students from 48 states and Washington, D.C., participated. The most popular topics among the 2,923 submissions included First Amendment rights (17 percent), equality/discrimination (13 percent) and immigration (9 percent).
Zander is among 340 winning students from across the country sharing a total of $100,000 in prize money. In all, 150 winning videos were awarded.
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. This year, C-SPAN marks its 15th year of the competition and awards its one-millionth dollar in StudentCam prize money. Visit www.studentcam.org to watch all the winning videos for 2019.
PRESS EVENT AND STUDENT ASSEMBLY TO HONOR ZANDER CLIFTON
Wednesday, April 10 at 9:45am
Bishop Gorman High School
5959 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89418
Third place: Zander Clifton, sophomore
Submission title: Gun Violence in Vegas
In addition to the StudentCam Student Assembly at Gorman, the Bus will be making stops in Southern Nevada at the two additional high schools:
Wednesday, April 10 at 12:45-2pm
Canyon Springs High School
350 E Alexander Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Bus will be parked in front of the school gym
Thursday, April 11 at 7:30-9:30am
Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy
2531 Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Bus will be parked in front of school
During Bus tours, through interactive kiosks and demonstrations, students, teachers and community members will learn about C-SPAN’s 40 years of in-depth coverage of the American political process and comprehensive online educational resources, including C-SPAN.org – an extensive video library containing close to 250,000 hours of searchable content for viewing, research and education purposes, dating back to 1987. In addition, Bus visitors will be invited to share their thoughts on what it means to be an American for C-SPAN’s “Voices from the Road” project.
Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation in partnership with C-SPAN’s cable and satellite providers for local interactions through visits to schools and community events. Visitors to the Bus will engage with the C-SPAN Bus crew and the onboard interactive tools to learn about the unique public service television network, C-SPAN’s online presence and C-SPAN Classroom’s comprehensive educational resources. Bus visitors will learn about C-SPAN’s unique non-commercial, editorially balanced, non-biased coverage of public affairs and political events and the cable industry’s commitment to funding its operations.
In Las Vegas, C-SPAN programming is provided by Cox Communications as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channel 192; C-SPAN2 on channel 193 and C-SPAN3 on channel 194 and on the web at C-SPAN.org. Funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by Cox Communications and other cable and satellite TV providers. Fans can follow the adventures of the C-SPAN Bus on Twitter and Instagram @cspanbus and online at C-SPAN.org/community.
C-SPAN, the public affairs network providing Americans with unfiltered access to congressional proceedings, was created in 1979 as a public service by the cable television industry and is now wholly funded through fees paid by cable and satellite companies that provide C-SPAN programming. C-SPAN connects with millions of Americans through its three commercial-free tv networks, C-SPAN Radio, the C-SPAN Radio App, C-SPAN.org and various social media platforms. C-SPAN’s robust public affairs programming includes national and international public policy conversations; signature call-in programs such as its popular morning show – Washington Journal; book and author discussions on C-SPAN 2’s Book TV; a chronicle of America’s past on C-SPAN 3’s American History TV and more. The network’s video-rich website contains over 245,000 hours of searchable and shareable content, archived since 1987 for educational and reporting purpose. C-SPAN can be seen in the community at book fairs, social studies and teacher conferences, historical events and visiting landmarks across the country with the C-SPAN Cities Tour or bringing the 45-foot C-SPAN Bus to hundreds of schools nationwide. Learn more about C-SPAN at https://www.c-span.org/about/faq/. Engage with C-SPAN on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube and stay connected through weekly and daily newsletters.
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