The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 National Civics Bee, a statewide initiative to encourage middle-school students to showcase and grow their understanding of, and their appreciation for, the rights and duties of American citizenship.
The Chamber, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is hosting the Bee in Centre County.
Middle-school students from public, private, charter, and home schools are invited to take part in a 500- word essay competition. Judges will then select 20 essay winners, who will test their civics knowledge by competing in a live quiz event. The live event will be held April 17 in Centre County. The finalists and top winners will receive various prizes, including $1,000 for the first-place winner.