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C-SPAN Campaign Bus Visits Seneca Valley High School

While the election may be over, but the work of educating high school students about our government and politics continues for the crew of the C-SPAN Campaign Bus which stopped by Seneca Valley High School on Wednesday morning.

The bus is a mobile classroom and television studio that travels the country visiting high schools, universities and public events promoting the use of its online archive, which includes more than 200,000 hours of news and events footage as a way to get information straight from the source, without editing. The network — officially the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network — is known for its broadcasts of footage from the floors of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and other policy-related bodies and events.

The bus which has been traveling the country visiting with students is back in the Washington D.C. area for President-Elect Donald Trump’s Inauguration.

“We usually visit a school for about two hours and see about 150 to 200 students in that time,” said C-SPAN marketing and community relations representative Doug Hemmig. “We are back in the D.C. area now that the election is over. We are here for the Inauguration and all the festivities around town, but in the three-week run-up to the Inauguration we thought we’d reach out to local school partners and cable partners and bring the bus to those schools that are local to the D.C. area.”

“The main purpose of the C-SPAN bus is to showcase all of our educational content to students and teachers,” said Hemmig. “We have over 70,000 teachers that take our content to help teach government and citizenship classes. We also have a wonderful video library that has over 200,000 hours of content that students can access and learn about government and public affairs.”

On the bus, C-SPAN representatives taught roughly 110 Seneca Valley students, in groups of 15 at a tim