National Civics BeeRay Pucci2023-11-08T14:57:50-05:00
Calling all middle school students!
Share your ideas and flex your civics knowledge in the National Civics Bee.
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a first-of its-kind civics competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participating 6th, 7th and 8th graders will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. Finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in Fall 2024.
HOW TO ENTER
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in New York with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application on this page: ENTER HERE.
The application opens November 13, 2023, and closes on January 8, 2024.
Identify a problem in your community. How might a citizen solve the problem? Write a 500-word essay that includes the following:
What is the problem, and how do different members of your community or neighborhood view it?
What civic principles or systems help address the problem?
What is your idea or recommendation for solving the problem?
What primary sources, such as the Declaration of Independence or United State Constitution, providing supporting evidence or examples for your idea or recommendation?
How might members of your community or neighborhood bring your idea or recommendation to life?
The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is participating in the National Civics Bee because we believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, a strong economy, and a strong workforce, and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three. Through the Bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge in New York and celebrating our civic pride.
LIVE EVENT INFO
Saturday, March 9 2:00 pm Okun Theatre Farrell Student and Community Center at SUNY Delhi 454 Delhi Drive, Delhi NY 13753
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Chamber President Ray Pucci at Info@DelawareCounty.org.
Our participation in the National Civics Bee is sponsored by the following community-minded businesses:
Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Chamber President Ray Pucci at 607.746.2281.