Scottsdale students win ‘Magna Carta’ video competition

Several high school students in Phoenix and Scottsdale won the 2014-15 American Bar Association Magna Carta Video Competition for their video, “Magna Carta: What’s So Great about the ‘Great Charter’?”

Their accomplishment is being celebrated 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13 by the State Library of Arizona at the Arizona Capitol Museum.

“The knowledge these students show about the Magna Carta and how it relates to current events is thought provoking,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “It is our honor to celebrate these students in recognition of Law Day and the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.”

The students; Allison Gooch, 16; Jacob Staudenmaier, 15; Joshua Babu, 14; and Dallas Greene, 15; attend schools in Phoenix and Scottsdale. The students formed their film production company, Babushka Productions, four years ago after meeting at a summer art class.

In attendance at the celebration will be Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice John Pelander; who will speak about the importance of the Magna Carta to the Bill of Rights; and State Librarian Joan Clark.

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