Milwaukee Students Win Honorable Mention In C-SPAN Documentary Competition

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Washington, March 20, 2019 | comments

Milwaukee Students Win Honorable Mention In C-SPAN Documentary Competition

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) is excited to announce some of the winners of C-SPAN’s annual documentary competition are from Whitefish Bay High School in Wisconsin. 

C-SPAN announced today that Maya Smith, Kathleen Murphy and Katie Gerend of Whitefish Bay High School in Whitefish, Wisconsin—located in Congresswoman Moore’s District—have won an honorable mention prize in C-SPAN’s national 2019 StudentCam competition. The students will receive $250 for their documentary titled, “Coming Together: A Story of Americans Overcoming 9/11.” 

“I’m so proud of the student’s accomplishment! The topic is not only timely, it’s also an important one Americans are coping with as we evolve as a nation after the tragedy of 9/11, still beholden to our inclusive ideals, especially as it pertains to the subject of immigration. I’d like to congratulate them for taking on this important subject and for their win. It’s a win for all Wisconsinites.” 

Since 2006, C-SPAN has partnered with its local cable television providers in communities nationwide to invite middle and high school students to produce short documentaries about a subject of national importance. This year’s theme was, “What does it mean to be American?” The winners are among 340 students across the country winning a total of $100,000. The annual competition, in its 15th year, is marking its 1 millionth dollar StudentCam prize money. To view all the winning videos, visit: The students from Whitefish Bay High School winning video can be found here:

The annual competition is sponsored by the C-SPAN Education Foundation.

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