Sawyer Bowman Grand Prize StudentCam Contest Winner
The grand prize-winning video, Cancer, It’s Personal, was shown. The producer, Sawyer Bowman, a 10th-grade student at Woodlawn… read more
The grand prize-winning video, Cancer, It’s Personal, was shown. The producer, Sawyer Bowman, a 10th-grade student at Woodlawn School in Davidson, North Carolina, was interviewed by remote video from Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Bowman was shown a taped message from President Obama congratulating him on his winning entry.
Dr. John Niederhuber of the National Cancer Institute participated from the C-SPAN studio for an in-depth look at the issue of cancer, as well as current funding and research.
Nancy Brinker, who founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation after the death of her sister, talked about her work as an activist for cancer and the progress on funding and research since the 1980s.
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was a national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary exploring an issue of national significance that they believe is in need of urgent attention from the new president of the United States. The local cable company was MI-Connection. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Bowman, Sawyer Contest Winner Woodlawn School (Davidson, NC)
- Brinker, Nancy G. Founder Komen (Susan G.) Breast Cancer Foundation
- Niederhuber, John E. M.D. Director National Cancer Institute
- Obama, Barack U.S. President United States
- Scanlan, Bill Host C-SPAN
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