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ACMS Students Honored with C-SPAN’s National 2019 StudentCam Competition Award
Posted 4/22/19

ACMS student winners C-SPAN StudentCam Competition

NVUSD today announced that three students at American Canyon Middle School have been awarded a C-SPAN national award for their StudentCam documentary addressing the theme, "What Does it Mean to be American?"

During a ceremony this morning on their school campus, 8th graders Kaitlyn Andaya, Ava Acosta and Hailey Ledford were each recognized and awarded $250 for their documentary, The Significance of Our Inalienable Rights.

These three Honor Roll students received an honorable mention for their six-minute documentary which explored how the 9th amendment defines the American experience. Citing interviews from Congressman Mike Thompson and Immigration Attorney Peter Bade, and including historical television footage, these students created an insightful and well-produced video.

"For over 5 years, this project has been an important element of our 8th Grade studies on the United States Government," said Dan Scudero, Ed.D, Principal of American Canyon Middle School. "One only has to watch these American Canyon Middle School student documentaries to see the intelligence and ethical character that these students, our future leaders, will bring when it is their turn to run our national government."

This year's contest included 2,923 documentaries submitted from over 6,300 students representing 48 states and Washington, DC. Only 150 student projects were recognized.

"This is a significant honor for these students who produced an informative and also provocative film," said Dr. Rosanna Mucetti, Superintendent of the Napa Valley Unified School District. "This project perfectly aligns with our district's educational goals to help students learn and think critically about issues that affect our communities and nation."

More information about the contest and national winners