The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the launch of the 2024 National Civics Bee, an initiative aimed at encouraging more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Organized in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the competition in Jackson will inspire middle schoolers to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the community, and to build greater trust in others and institutions.
Middle school students from public, private, charter, and home schools are invited to take part in the first-round civics essay competition. After a distinguished panel reviews the 500-word essays, the top 20 students will be selected to move on to the next round of competition: a live quiz event to test their civics knowledge. The Jackson Chamber will host the live event on April 10, 2024 at Spring Arbor University. The finalists and top winners will receive various prizes, including $500 cash for the first-place student.
“The National Civics Bee underscores our mission to create a vibrant, inclusive community and economy,” said Ryan Tarrant, president/CEO of the Jackson County Chamber. “Engaging our young people in this opportunity to participate in civil discourse will pay dividends for the future.”
HOW TO ENTER
The deadline for student essay submissions is January 8, 2024. For more information on the essay topic, competition rules and prizes, and to submit your essay, visit: jacksonchamber.org/bee. All details and essay submission form are online here.
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