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Wednesday, March 07, 2018 3:40 pm

Canterbury eighth-grader wins C-SPAN prize

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A  documentary made by a student at Canterbury Middle School in Fort Wayne won an honorable mention prize in C-SPAN's 2018 StudentCam competition.

The public affairs TV network announced Wednesday that eighth-grader Vonnia Anwar will receive $250 for her short documentary titled "Branching into New Medicine," in which she looks at moral and legal issues surrounding embryonic stem cell research.

C-SPAN said it received nearly 3,000 video submissions from more than 5,700 students nationwide. This year's theme was the U.S. Constitution.

More than 300 students split $10,000 in prizes. Anwar was among 97 students who received honorable mention awards. Her video can be seen at