2016 Ninth Circuit Civics Contest: Winning Video Entries

Ivan Skvaril

Asan, Guam



Ivan is a 16-year-old incoming junior at St. John’s School in Guam. His favorite subjects to study in school are philosophy and history because he finds it interesting to study human behavior. In his free time, he is usually working on getting better at basketball or working on producing a video. In the future, he hopes to study film production and attend the University of Southern California.

Daniel Considine

Benson, Arizona



Daniel is 15 years old and heading into his junior year of high school. When he’s not in school, he watches a lot of movies and creates short fun videos that he shares with his friends and family. When he graduates from high school, he plans to go to Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, where he will study the art of film making, and what it means to be a great movie director.

Mariela Gandara

San Francisco, CA



Mariela is an 18-year-old filmmaker with a love for politics and government. She attends an arts high school, so expression through art is essential in her life. She will attend City College of San Francisco and become a transfer student. Her major will be political science. She hopes to continue making art and one day work in the governments, and own a pug as well. Expressing politics and government through art is an exciting and new process for her, and she plans on continuing it!