C-SPAN Winners

  2017 Winners 

 

2nd Prize

 

Eleanor Sparks, Charles Thrush & Alexander Rhoman
"On the Edge" 

 

Student prize: $1500

School prize: $250

 

2nd Prize

 

Priya Moorjani and Dhruv Pai
"The War on Guns"
Student prize: $1500 

 

School prize: $250

 

3rd Prize

 

Alexander Koehler, Amol Ajmera & Sebastian Davidson
"Combating Terrorism: US Involvement in Conflicts of the Middle East" 

 

Student prize: $750

School prize: $125

 

3rd Prize

 

Kiran Glass, Michelle Zhao & Faina Pensy
"Cyber Crisis" 

 

Student prize: $750

School prize: $125

 

3rd Prize

 

Jenna Shi & Katalin Schuffert
"1.1 Billion" 

 

Student prize: $750

School prize: $125

 

3rd Prize

 

Emilie Vigliotta & Caroline Liu
"Changing the Code" 

 

Student prize: $750

School prize: $125

 

Honorable Mention

 

Elias Applebaum, Rishika Jadhav & Janna Stewartson
"Unlocking America: Addressing the Disproportionate Incarceration of Minorities" 

 

Student prize: $250

 

Honorable Mention

 

Duncan Grant, Matthew Cassidy & Pranav Ramesh
"The 51st State" 

 

Student prize: $250

 

Honorable Mention

 

Da-Young Kim & Vierra Queen
"Meeting Halfway: Mending Police-Minority Relations" 

 

Student prize: $250

 

Honorable Mention

 

Avery Smedley, Alina Kahn & Hunter Walterman
"A Nation Divided: The Syrian Refugee Crisis" 

 

Student prize: $250

 

Honorable Mention

 

Tess Williams & Nicole Tran
"Healing America: Developing a Better Health Care System" 

 

Student prize: $250

  2016 - 2 nd  Prize Winners  

 

Matthew Weinsheimer & Preston Beatty 
8th Grade 
" The American Criminal Justice System: Are We Doing it Right?
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Thursday, April 07

 

 

2016 - 3 rd  Prize Winners  

 

Walter Osborne, Joey Huang & Charles Shi 
8th Grade 
" The Immigration Modulation
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Uma Gupta, Tudor Postolache & Malia Magbie 
8th Grade 
" Pulling the Trigger on Gun Control
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Mariko Yatsuhashi & Ananya Iyer 
8th Grade 
" The Controversy of the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

2016 - Honorable Mention Winners  

 

Josie James-Le, Shifra Dayak & Clare Zhang 
8th Grade 
" Background Checks: Helping? Or Hurting?
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Natalie Ruano, Lydia Levy & Matthew Oudkerk 
8th Grade 
" Common Core: Finding Common Ground
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Haili Bruckner & Eli Protas 
8th Grade 
" Earth As We Know It: Climate Change in the Presidential Debates
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Nathalie Molina & Dylan Rich 
8th Grade 
" Those Undocumented
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Lana Nguyen & Aidan Goldenberg-Hart 
8th Grade 
" Death on Trial: the Fight for Life or Death
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Kimberly Liu, Maria Cannon & Daniel Greigg 
8th Grade 
" Transgender in the US: Right or Fright?
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Madeleine de Visa, Emma Frank & Sabrena Carver-Tchagna 
8th Grade 
" Global Warming: Fact or Fiction?
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

   

2015 - 1 st  Prize Winners  

 

Anna Pinkerton & Elizabeth Budin 
8th Grade 
" Dare to Dream
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Thursday, April 23

 

 

2015 - 2 nd  Prize Winners  

 

Shannon Lamb, Faith Burton & Britney Erickson 
8th Grade 
" The Washington What?
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Tuesday, April 07

 

 

2015 - 3 rd  Prize Winners  

 

Marlee San Sebastian, Siena Butters & Madeline Merrill 
8th Grade 
" Voter Identification Laws: A Precaution or a Violation of Our Rights?
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Virginia Henrici & Isabella Levine 
8th Grade 
" The Safe Drinking Water Act: From Source to Tap
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Nora Bay, Cindy Liu & Gillian Smith 
8th Grade 
" The Clean Water Act: Protecting Our Wetlands
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Isaac Applebaum, Katharine Hartmann & Lesly Benitez 
8th Grade 
" Through the Golden Door: The Impact of America's Immigration Policy
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

2015 - Honorable Mention Winners  

 

Addele Hargenrader, Callia Chuang & Jacob Holland 
8th Grade 
" Education of a Nation
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Aubrey Lay, Hannah McQuaid & Zoe McIntosh 
8th Grade 
" Debating Equality: The Effects of Executive Order 13672
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Clarissa Xia, Brynne Schoen & Adair Holton 
8th Grade 
" A New Domain: Protection on the Cybersecurity Front
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Emma Markus, Elena Nee & Miranda Daly 
8th Grade 
" Vaccines and the National Vaccine Plan
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Kelly Anderson, Ethan Ellis & Abhin Kurella 
8th Grade 
" Silver Sprung- The Story of the Revival of an American Suburb
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Kevin Ho, Calvin Bruwelheide & Nina Lane 
8th Grade 
" Defense Sequestration: The Community and Us
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Manasi Yedavalli, Adelaide Harris & Wilson Rigler 
8th Grade 
" Freelancers: The Nation's Most Wanted
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

2014 - 1 st  Prize Winners  

 

Peter Jasperse, Antonia Torfs-Leibman, and Madeleine Hutchins 
8th Grade 
" The NSA: The Lengths of America's Security
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Wednesday, April 23

 

 

2014 - 2 nd  Prize Winners  

 

Connor Martin and Angelo Tydings-Lynch   
8th Grade 
" Debt and the Economy
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Monday, April 07

 

 

 

Natalie Daly, Alix Swann, and Max Tiefer 
8th Grade 
" Global Warming: The Dangers of Melting Ice Caps
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Tuesday, April 01

 

 

 

Albert Zhang, Ysa Le, and Joanne Ha  
8th Grade 
" Behind the Trigger
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

David Williams and Andrew Vigliotta 
8th Grade 
" A Message To Congress: The Issues of NSA Surveillance
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Stella Ho, Ryla Cantergiani, and Hayden Azize Haddad 
8th Grade 
" The War for Peace
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Bennett Miller, Charles Gryder, and William Ederer 
8th Grade 
" 31328: Gun Policy in America
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

2014 - Honorable Mention Winners  

 

Isabel Present and Axelle Wouappi 
8th Grade 
" Which Road Should Congress Choose
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Emma Modrick and Abby Landesman 
8th Grade 
" Cracking Under Pressure
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Valerie Ho, Sofia Munoz, and Samantha Jacobson 
8th Grade 
" Gun Violence: Tearing Our Country Apart
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

MeiJade Hsu and Dawn Bunch 
8th Grade 
" Security vs. Privacy: The Ethics of the NSA Surveillance Programs
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Talbot Taylor, John O'Grady, and Victor Omokehinde 
8th Grade 
" Sketching Our Future
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Sally Egan and Karla Fuentes 
8th Grade 
" Sequestration The Final Straw
Eastern Middle School  
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Sarina Matson and Jamie Wang 
8th Grade 
" Biodiversity: George and Martha
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

   

2013 - 2 nd  Prize Winners  

 

Jessica Ji and Olivia Lindsley 
8th Grade 
"Healthcare Reform"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Tuesday, April 23

 

 

 

Olivia Amitay and Elia Griffin 
8th Grade 
" Crisis In Syria: The Syrian Civil War
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Katherine Wang and Timothy Zhou 
8th Grade 
"The Federal Deficit and Debt: Darkening the Future"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Sunday, April 21

 

 

 

Rebecca Levy and Shelby Stevens 
8th Grade 
"What's the Catch?"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Friday, April 19

 

 

2013 - 3 rd  Prize Winners  

 

Grace Weissman and Isabel Lott 
8th Grade 
"Immigration: The Border Crossing Controversy"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Monday, April 15

 

 

 

Evelien Liu and Elizabeth Sporgitas 
8th Grade 
"Dear Mr. President...Where is the Funding?"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Thursday, April 11\

 

 

 

Lauren Frost and Camille Torfs-Leibman 
8th Grade 
"Fishable, Swimmable,Drinkable"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast 
Air Date: Friday, April 5

 

 

2013 - Honorable Mention Winners  

 

Prim Phoolsombat and Nicholas Fechner-Mills 
8th Grade 
"Illegal Immigrants and their Education"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

Roxanna Ulloa, Isabel Fetter, and Mika Yatsuhashi 
8th Grade 
"Climate Change"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

 

2010 - 3 rd  Prize Winner  

 

Rebecca Levy 
6th Grade 
"Ouch!"
Eastern Middle School 
Silver Spring, MD 
Comcast

 

 

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Interview aired: Sunday, April 3

 

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