Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#NewsBham: @cspan Coming to Bham Tomorrow, Apr29 to Honor @StudentCam Documentary Winners

National Winners from Spain Park High School will be honored in Ceremony, in partnership with Charter

WASHINGTON April 27, 2015 – C-SPAN and Charter will visit Spain Park High School on April 29, 2015 to honor local winners for C-SPAN’s annual student video documentary competition, StudentCam. 

During the visit, a C-SPAN Representative will present a StudentCam certificate of merit to Elizabeth Sturgeon and Emily Spradling during a ceremony in front of classmates, teachers, and family members to recognize their winning achievement in the national competition. The winning video will also be viewed during the congratulatory event.

StudentCam encourages middle and high school students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and nation. This year, students were asked to create a 5-7 minute video documentary about the topic “The Three Branches and You: Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action, by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.” In response, C-SPAN received 2,280 video submissions from almost 5,000 students in 45 states and Washington, DC. 150 student and 53 teacher prizes were awarded, totaling $100,000 in prize money. Visit www.studentcam.org to watch all the winning videos for 2015.

EVENTS (press invited):
8:15am-9:05am                 Assembly to honor winning students at Spain Park High School
                                                4700 Jaguar Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242
                                                Elizabeth Sturgeon and Emily Spradling (Honorable Mention)
                                                Funding for the Arts: The Why and How

“Charter is proud of Spain Park High School students actively interested and engaged in their government through the StudentCam competition,” said Patti Michel, Regional Director of Communications for Charter.  “We join C-SPAN and the Birmingham community in congratulating Elizabeth Sturgeon and Emily Spradling for their winning documentary.”
In Birmingham, C-SPAN programming is provided by Charter on channel 95; C-SPAN2 on channel 85; and C-SPAN3 on channel 84 as a commercial-free public service.  All funding for C-SPAN operations is provided by local TV providers.

About C-SPAN
Created by the cable TV industry and available in nearly 100 million households, C-SPAN offers three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts live and archived video. Visit http://www.c-span.org for coverage and schedules; like us on Facebook/cspan and follow @cspan on Twitter.

About C-SPAN Classroom
C-SPAN Classroom is a free membership service dedicated to supporting educators’ use of C-SPAN programming and websites in their classes or for research.  Members of C-SPAN Classroom may access free Timely Teachable Videos and video clips for use in the classroom, as well as lesson plans, handouts and ways to connect with other C-SPAN Classroom members. C-SPAN Classroom has reached more than one million students since its inception in 1987. For more information on C-SPAN Classroom visit the website: http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/ or follow on twitter: @CSPAN_Classroom.

About Charter
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Spectrum TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Spectrum Internet® access, and Charter Spectrum Voice®. Spectrum Business similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.