C-SPAN 2017 StudentCam national competition winners

photos courtesy of Wagner Photography

Abby Geisz, copy editor

AP Language and Composition students were assigned to enter in the C-SPAN’S 2017 StudentCam national competition. KHS had four winners: Hailey Chellis, Katie Judd, Sarah Morgan and Clarke Shead, juniors. They each received honorable mentions for their videos on the topic asking, “What is the most urgent issue for the new president and Congress to address in 2017?” This was KHS’s first year competing in the contest, which had 2,903 entries and 150 winners. A ceremony honoring the winners will be held from 7:50 to 9:00 a.m. in McCallie Hall Wednesday, April 5.


“With it being our first year implementing this research project, it was really exciting to see how students took the assignment to a whole new level,” Janet Depasquale, AP Language and Composition teacher, said. “Especially the fact the winner’s [videos are] addressing really important issues in our society.”

Hailey Chellis’ video

Katie Judd’s video

Sarah Morgan’s video

Clarke Shead’s video