Past Challenges

2017

Best Documentary

Education Declined!

Effects of funding cuts on Magnet School
Dalton Scott, Ashley Dwyer
Classical Magnet, Hartford, CT

Best Interview

The Dark Room

The impact of depression
Molly Benack, Sophie Lake-Ginouves, Shelby Luminati, Sharon Speck
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT

Second Prize

The Magic of the Atom

Pros and cons of nuclear energy
Maxfield Branson, Jack Harding, Sam Brody
The Marvelwood School, Kent, CT

Third Prize

Corporate Hypocrisy

The effect of corporate mergers
Nathan Katz

2016

Best Documentary

Covered

Exploring pros and cons of The Affordable Care Act
TJ Noel Sullivan
Classical Magnet, Hartford, CT

Best Interview

Into Thin Air

The devastating effect of eating disorders
Hailey Nitsche, Celester Conlogue, Taylor Hoefer
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT

Second Prize

Impact of Abortion

The psychological impact of abortion
Joanna Ectehnkamp, Mekan Issack, Melanie Garcia, Diavion Reeves
Classical Magnet, Hartford, CT

Third Prize

Broken Chains

Exploring the American prison system
Max Vadakin, Abbi Kovacs
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT

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