Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Middle-School Students Win C-SPAN’s 2010 StudentCam Prize for Documentary on Nuclear

Three young ladies from McKinley Middle Charter School in Racine, Wisconsin took the grand prize this year for C-SPAN’s annual documentary competition. Over 1,000 students submitted a video on either a topic about one of the US’ greatest strengths or a challenge the country is facing.

The challenge the three ladies chose was how the US should meet its future energy consumption. The solution that they came to, of course, was nuclear.

For part of the documentary, they interviewed Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, anti-nuclear activist Helen Caldicott, former NRC commissioner Dale Klein, and Tom Meston from Westinghouse. Plus, they added a few hilarious clips from The Simpsons and others to show the misperceptions about nuclear. Not only that, the excellent choice of music brought it all together.

Congrats to a well done video and the rewards!

(For the interview on the making of the video, click here.)


Phil said...

Wow, those kids did a great job! Thanks for posting this on the nei nuclear notes blog!

Finrod said...

Excellent job. Maybe they'll go into journalism!

Jason Ribeiro said...

Those kids did a great job! I especially loved the crowd of kids acting out the splitting atom on the basketball court.

Anonymous said...

The young people did a great job indeed... However, do they realize that the nuclear power is an immoral source of energy, leaving a terrible legacy of deadly radioactive wastes for thousands of years? Do we want to destroy or preserve life on Earth?... Let's understand that each nuclear power plant is a potential nuclear weapon factory and we should say: "NO TO NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS !" Let's conserve energy and buid real green sources of energy such as solar and wind...etc. I invite all who read the comments to learn more at the following websides: www.beyondnuclear.org or www. nukefree.org or www.ieer.org