Fort Payne students receive national acknowledgement

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FT. PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT)- Some Fort Payne middle school students helped put Fort Payne on the map for their accomplishments on a national stage, which was cause for celebration. "We were jumping up and down in the hallway screaming and everything, and ms. Camp was jumping up with us too!" Said 8th Grade Student Allie Stanley.

Allie Stanley and Katherine Thompson found out earlier this week that they won 2nd place in C-SPAN Classroom's video documentary program. The theme of the competition was 'The three branches and you', the 8th grade duo titled their piece 'The Tennessee Valley Authority: Power Play,'  which was about area dams.

"We just thought it would be a good decision, because it has impacted our lives, so much and we thought we should tell people about that, " Added Stanley.

However, Stanley and Thompson weren't the only students who placed in the competition. Amber Carrol and Taylor Theakston received honorable mention for their documentary titled 'Saving Innocence' a piece about diabetes.

"We live in such a small community, and i think it's so awesome to have a school where we have multiple winners and get our name out there knowing that we are a school that does all these things, and can accomplish something as big as C-SPAN," Says Theakston.

Computer Education teacher at Fort Payne middle school was ecstatic with the accomplishments of her students.
"When they're excited, and I know that they're proud of something they've done, I'm even more proud, just like mom guess".

The girls made their teacher proud, as well as the entire Wildcat nation.


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