Essay Submission Deadline has been extended to February 19, 2024!

The 2024 National Civics Bee® is 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 Delaware County 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 across our district are invited to take part in the first-round civics essay competition. A cross-section of community leaders will review each of the 500-word essay submissions. The top 20 students will be selected to move on to the final round of competition: a live quiz event to test their civics knowledge. The finalists will all receive a new tablet to use during the live quiz event and to keep for their own use. The top 3 winners will receive cash prizes of $500, $250, and $125 and have a chance to compete at the State level.

You can use the attached flyer to email parents, post information on district blog posts, and make in-school announcements to promote the Bee with your students.

The Bee gives your students an opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas, and voices about our community. It is also a way to increase their knowledge of civics.

The deadline for student essay submissions has been extended to January 22, 2024. For more information on the essay topic, competition rules, and prizes, and for students to submit essays, visit our website.

For more information or questions please reach out to Katy Maggart, Director of Membership & Marketing.

For more details see the National Civics Bee Flyer

Teacher Guide and Rubric