Contest encourages students to learn about civics


With classes canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the District Court of Guam, the Judiciary of Guam and the Guam Bar Association are holding an educational contest to encourage students to learn about civics during their time at home.

Middle and high school students can enter for the chance to win up to $200 in the COVID-19 Educational Challenge.

Students can participate in the challenge by registering for an account on, an online learning resource that teaches students about topics such as the presidential election, and news literacy.

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Sarai Terlaje, who is an iCivics facilitator, says that iCivics is a great educational tool for students.

“Basically, students can just log on and they can play different games to learn about the way the government, the way the branches work, and the way they interact. It’s just a very interactive way of learning. So instead of just learning it in the classroom, it’s using those concepts and putting them into real-life scenarios,” Terlaje said.

For more information about the COVID-19 Educational Challenge, please visit GUAMBAR.ORG. The contest will end on Saturday, May 31st at 6:30 pm.


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Amanda Dedicatoria
Amanda is a reporter at the Pacific News Center and writes about issues concerning the military, environment, and education. She has a background in journalism that spans from her time as a VIBE intern for the Pacific Daily News and the editor-in-chief of Triton’s Call. As a college student, she studied journalism and graduated with honors from the University of Guam. She also has experience in photography as well as documentary work and strives to make sure that her stories are fair and engaging. When she isn’t on the job, she’s usually at the gym, playing video games, or baking a batch of cookies.