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C-SPAN recognizes Lakeland students' work with tour bus visitSubmitted: 05/22/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

C-SPAN recognizes Lakeland students' work with tour bus visit
MINOCQUA - A big tour bus with C-SPAN's logo on the side pulled into Lakeland Union High School on Tuesday.

The public affairs network arrived to help celebrate the work of students at the school. Four students were recognized for their winning projects in C-SPAN's Student Cam contest.

That contest drew 3,000 video entries.

"The fact that we had two groups of students winning here from Lakeland Union High School is pretty much a big deal," said C-SPAN Marketing Representative Shannon Augustus. "We're super happy to be here in Wisconsin."


Junior Skyler Miller's video was awarded a third prize in the central region. His video focused on First Amendment rights.

"It has really been something that I feel is important to me and a lot of other people," Miller said. "I was mostly going for a grade. I really didn't think anything of it after turning it in...[winning] was really surprising."

Aidan Graf, Anthony Holmes, and Zachary Kane's video on the economy of alcohol and Prohibition was awarded honorable mention.

"The fact that they were watching C-SPAN and being engaged in public policy, that's a big deal for us," Augustus said.

The winners each get cash prizes from C-SPAN.

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