StudentCam First Prize Winner, Middle School
Crystal Kayiza spoke from Tulsa, Oklahoma about her video, The American Melting Pot, the high school section first prize-winning… read more
Crystal Kayiza spoke from Tulsa, Oklahoma about her video, The American Melting Pot, the high school section first prize-winning video. She is an eleventh grader at Jenks High School in Jenks, Oklahoma.
C-SPAN’s StudentCam is an annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think seriously about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students are asked to create a short (5-8 minute) video documentary on one of the country’s greatest strengths or a challenge the country is facing. The local cable company was Cox Communications.
She was joined by Christopher Metzler, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies Associate Dean, who talked about the issue of diversity and the “melting pot” of U.S. culture. They both responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nicholas Jones, U.S. Census Bureau Racial Statistics Branch Chief, talked by telephone about how the Census Bureau works to make sure the diverse population of the U.S. is accurately counted, as well as past trends in diversity across the country. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Nicholas Jones Branch Chief U.S. Census Bureau->Racial Statistice Division
- Crystal Kayiza Contest Winner Jenks (OK) High School
- Christopher Metzler Associate Dean Georgetown University->School of Continuing Studies
- Libby Casey Guest Host C-SPAN
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