By Tatyana/Nyborg Contributing

Writer On March 21, 2016, at Mannford High School, C-SPAN Education Foundation, created by the cable TV industry with a 100 million TV households, gave a $750 award in film making to juniors Beecher Owens and Tyler Cauley.Cimarron Telephone Company (

Cimarron Telephone Company (Cimtel) matched another $750 to the C-SPAN award. The students have won Third Place in the annual C-SPAN film competition. These winners are among 332 students from across the country winning a total of $100,000. Owens and Cauley have shot a 7.5 minute video with the title “OPERATION: Job Creation.” They interviewed Oklahoma business owners,

They interviewed Oklahoma business owners, managers and politicians for the documentary. “It was unexpected that every person we interviewed talked about the negative impact of government regulations on businesses and job growth,” said Owens. “It took 1.5 months to record and edit the video,” Cauley stated.“We both directed the video and did writing for it.” “During the video production process, I learned a lot about my own and Beecher’s political views and we had

“We both directed the video and did writing for it.” “During the video production process, I learned a lot about my own and Beecher’s political views and we had disagreement,” Cauley added. The juniors call themselves partners in video production and, previously, they made multiple videos and displayed them on YouTube.Last year, they recorded a documentary about the Poultry Federation and won $2,500 for the school’s FFA fund. Both students are not planning to choose film making as a major at college. Cauley wants to be a physician and Owens prefers a major in business with a minor in radio broadcasting. The Mannford community is pleased by the juniors’ success and talents.

“I was proud to see these two young men taking an interest and getting involved in the economics of Oklahoma and how differently regulations affect both big and small businesses,” said Tyler Buttram, Mannford Mayor. Owens and Cauley expressed their thanks to the City of Mannford, C-SPAN, school teachers and administrators, Mayor Buttram,

Last year, they recorded a documentary about the Poultry Federation and won $2,500 for the school’s FFA fund. Both students are not planning to choose film-making as a major at college. Cauley wants to be a physician and Owens prefers a major in business with a minor in radio broadcasting. The Mannford community is pleased by the juniors’ success and talents. “I was proud to see these two young men taking an interest and getting involved in the economics of Oklahoma and how differently regulations affect both big and small businesses,” said Tyler Buttram, Mannford Mayor. Owens and Cauley expressed their thanks to the City of Mannford, C-SPAN, school teachers and administrators, Mayor Buttram, Cimtel, and the public. The “OPERATION: Job Creation” and other winning videos may be viewed at www.studentcam.org/winners16.htm.