Mandarin High School students make award-winning documentary on gun control laws.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Three Mandarin High School students can now each add "award-winning filmmaker" to their respective college resumes.

However, seniors Jay Morgan, Dario Molina and Samuel Mitchell have no plans of entering the movie making industry when they graduate.

"It started as a simple class project and then turned into an award and even some money," Molina said.

They get to split $250 for getting honorable mention in a student film competition from C-SPAN.

Their film on the positives and negatives of gun control laws was one of only 150 nationwide honored.

"It felt really good," Morgan said. "We definitely were not expecting it."

It was a part of C-SPAN's 2014 StudentCam video documentary competition.

Students were asked their opinion on what the most important issue Congress should address in 2014. These students decided on gun control.

You can click here to view the whole documentary: "Gun Control: Saving Lives or Jeopardizing them?"

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