Delaware County middle school students interested in competing in the National Civics Bee have until January 22 to submit an essay.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, organizer of the National Civics Bee, has named the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce as an official partner to host a local competition in 2024.

The National Civics Bee is a competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. This exciting opportunity extends to students in grades 6, 7, and 8, granting them a unique platform to demonstrate their civics knowledge. Students can enter the competition by submitting an essay online through January 22. For educators, the program offers valuable resources, including a teacher guide, to introduce the opportunity to their students.

Participants in the National Civics Bee will have the chance to gain recognition for their civics knowledge and skills, and compete for prestigious prizes, including a $500 cash prize for the county champion. The competition enables students to explore issues that matter to their communities, furthering their understanding of civic engagement and fostering responsible citizenship.