2017 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest – Las Vegas Academy Graduate Wins First Place for Video
1st Place Video Winner: Joshua Riel
District of Nevada
The Ninth Circuit Civics Contest is an annual essay and video competition for high school students in the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. “Not to Be Forgotten: Legal Lessons of the Japanese Internment” was the theme of 2017 contest, which focused on legal and societal issues related to the incarceration of Japanese-American citizens at the outset of World War II. The contest challenged students to “Consider and describe the relevance of the Japanese internment today as our nation combats terrorism.” More than 1,000 students submitted essays and videos.