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Huntington Beach Union High School District

Fountain Valley students take 2nd place in C-SPAN video contest

After months of planning, researching, filming, and editing, their hard work paid off in the form of a $1,500 scholarship from C-SPAN.  Their video, Autism is a Journey, Not a Sentence,” was selected in the top 21 videos out of over 2,500 entries from 6,000 students all over the world.    

Each year, C-SPAN, a public service political television provider, hosts the StudentCam contest – a competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and nation.  This year, students were asked to create a short (5-7 minutes) video documentary on a topic related to the theme, “Road to the White House,” and the issue they most want candidates to discuss during this year’s presidential campaign. 

Throughout their 7-minute video, Leah and Justin interview medical professionals, examine the growing statistics surrounding autistic disorders, discuss money allocated to support systems, and more.

CLICK HERE to watch the Baron’s award winning C-SPAN video. 

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