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Salmon Bay student wins national documentary competition

Posted by Meghan Walker on March 28th, 2012

He’s done it again: for the second year in a row, Salmon Bay 8th grader Leo Pfeifer has scored big at a national documentary contest. Pfeifer’s video, titled “Who Owns Free Speech?” was part of the C-SPAN StudentCam competition. He won first place in the middle school category, earning him a $3,000 check.

“Who Owns Free Speech?” Directed, filmed and edited by Leo Pfeifer

C-SPAN’s video contest asked students in grades 6-12 to make a video with the theme, “The Constitution and You.” Students were asked to select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it’s important. Over 1,200 films were submitted to C-SPAN, and Pfeifer’s is at the top of the 75 winning videos.

Next week, C-SPAN will present Pfeifer with a big check in front of his school. His video will air on C-SPAN on April 25 on Comcast cable TV.

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