The Jackson County Chamber of Commerceis 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.
Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in Michigan with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application. Submissions accepted November 13, 2023 to January 22, 2024.
20 essays will be selected to move forward to the National Civics Bee on April 10, 2024. That evening, students will compete for a spot in the state finals.