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Ninth Circuit Announces 2021 Civics Contest Winners

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

High school students from Arizona, Northern California, Guam, Hawaii, Montana and Western Washington have been selected as the winners of the 2021 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest, an educational outreach effort sponsored by the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit and the Public Information and Community Outreach (PICO) committee.

Judge Sammartino commented, “This year’s contest topic focusing on community responsibility was particularly relevant as the entire nation was forced to adapt to an unprecedented worldwide pandemic. We received many outstanding, interesting, and varied submissions from our entrants, and I was pleased to see that the concept of community contribution to our democracy has not been lost on our younger generation, even during this trying time. It is also gratifying that so many judges, judicial employees and attorneys continue to give generously of their time to contribute to the contest.”

For the full article and a list of the winners, click here. The winning essays and videos will be posted on the contest website at in July.