Five groups of Pioneer students were among the winners in C-SPAN’s 2015 StudentCam documentary film contest.
This year’s contest had 2280 total entries, which made it very competitive. Pioneer has had winners every year its students have entered the contest, and this year—for the third year in a row—Pioneer students won a top prize:
Kayla Johnson-Levy, Micah Johnson-Levy & Nathan Stout are Third Prize winners. They will receive $750.00, and Pioneer will receive $125.00 to purchase digital video equipment.
The four honorable mention winners are: 1) Darby Hakken, Julia Hines & Maddie Schoeni 2) Halee Mahoney & Grace Erickson 3) Nani Wolf, Hava Kaplan & Patrick Reisterer and 4) Rachel Kryska, Maddie Wilson & Lia Chapman. Each group will receive $250.00.
The theme of this year’s contest was: “The Three Branches and You.” The directions were: Tell a story that demonstrates how a policy, law, or action by either the executive, legislative, or judicial branch has affected you or your community.
Links to the 11th grade students’ videos are below:
Kayla Johnson-Levy, Micah Johnson-Levy & Nathan Stout, “Liberty and Justice for ALL”
Darby Hakken, Julia Hines & Maddie Schoeni, “The Stimulus Package: Rejuvenating Our Water System and Community”
Halee Mahoney & Grace Erickson, “From Service to Disservice ”
Nani Wolf, Hava Kaplan & Patrick Reisterer, “Undetected Youth”
Rachel Kryska, Maddie Wilson & Lia Chapman, “D-Hall”