Local Winners of 2017 Civics Contest Announced!

Posting Date: 
Monday, June 5, 2017
The District Court of Guam pleased to announce the winners of its local essay and video contest on theme, “Not to be Forgotten:  Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment”  The contest, co-hosted by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was open to all island high school students and home-schooled students of equivalent grade status. 
 
 

 
Guam
Essay
Finalists
1st Place
Leya Yang
St. John’s School
 
2nd Place (Tie)
Heera Kodiyamplakkal
Harvest Christian Academy
&
Maylene Yeh
Harvest Christian Academy
 
  
Guam
Video
Finalists
1st Place
Raizel Yu & Anne Wen
St. John’s School
2nd Place
Julan Villegas
Guam High School
3rd Place
Travis Aguon
Guam High School
 
 
A local awards ceremonywas held at the District Court of Guam on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 3:30 p.m..  (See gallery for photos of the event.) These local winners have advanced to the finals of the contest on the Ninth Circuit level, where they are eligible to win $2000, $1000, and $500 for first, second, and third place finishes in the essay and video contests.  The Circuit winners will be announced in June.