Los Altos students win C-SPAN contest

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(Leo Jarzomb / Staff Photographer)
Los Altos High students from left: Jared Kasparian, Kevin Halpin, Diane Ting and Enid Zhou, all 18, placed in a nationwide video contest sponsored by CSPAN.

Timing is everything, and when C-SPAN asked high school students to submit videos for their annual StudentCam competition on the eve of Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration, it made all the difference, according to Meredith Rapp, C-SPAN’s education program specialist.

C-SPAN received 1,000 videos, or three times the entries that they did last year, and at the top of the heap were two videos produced by Los Altos High School seniors.

The videos that snagged two out of the competition’s 75 honorable mentions were “The Economic Crisis” by Jared Kasparian, Lance Vitali and Kevin Halpin, and “‘These Kids’ Syndrome: A Comparative Look at American Education” by Enid Zhou and Diane Ting.

Read the whole story in the Hacienda Heights Highlander.

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