Date posted: May 14, 2012
Coral Springs resident David Starr was among the top winners in C-SPAN’s 2012 StudentCam competition.
The national competition, now in its eighth year, invited all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) to produce a five-to eight-minute documentary focusing on any provision of the Constitution that means the most to them.
Starr, who is a Junior at Coral Glades High School won Honorable Mention and is among the top 75 StudentCam winners out of a total 1,203 entries submitted from 43 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Starr’s video is called, “26th and Me” which is about the Twenty-sixth Amendment (Amendment XXVI) to the United States Constitution and how it lowered the voting age to 18. The Amendment was adopted in response to student activism against the Vietnam War and on July 1, 1971. The video has an appearance by Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Supervisor of Elections of Broward County, as well as Coral Glades Principal, Michael J. Ramirez.
Starr will be honored at his school on Tuesday, May 22 at a ceremony at 1:40 pm which will be brought to residents of Coral Springs by Advanced Cable Channel 18 and C-SPAN3 on channel 136.