Poly High School students earned top honors with their video entries in C-SPAN’s national StudentCam Competition, which receives thousands of videos submitted from students throughout the nation. Hamid Torabzadeh, Katherine Padilla and Pia Hao won first prize for their video, “Vision 2020: Restoring the Integrity of American Democracy.” Kyra Kawamura and Alexa Bryson won second prize for “Opportunity for All.” Maya Randolph won third prize for “Justice for All.” Earning honorable mention were President Morgan-Barnes with “Robots vs. Our Future;” Solene Millsap and Lillian Dailey for “The Homeless Epidemic;” and Diana Michaelson and Visud Chang for “More Than Meets the Eye: A Look at the Affordable Housing Crisis.” Students receive $3,000 cash for first prize, $1,500 for second, $750 for third, and $250 for honorable mention. Find the videos at studentcam.org.
Wilson High School senior Jason Sam won first place and $500 in the Fall Career and Technical Education Conference Cover Contest, in which students submit designs for the cover of the written program for the event. Fellow Wilson senior Tyler Reed earned honorable mention. Both are students of 2D art and design teacher Roxxan Rendon.