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Middle Schoolers Can Win $500-$2000 in Cash!

By Katy Agro Myers

The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce proudly announces the launch of the 2023 National Civics Bee, 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 the Annapolis area, 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 public, private, charter, and home schools are

invited to take part in the first-round civics essay competition. After a

distinguished panel reviews the 500-word essays, the top 20 students will be selected to

move on to the final round of competition: a live quiz event to test their civics


The Crofton Chamber of Commerce will host this event on April 20th, at the Michael E.

Busch Library,Annapolis, Maryland. The finalists and top winners will receive various

prizes, including $2000 cash for the first-place student.

“We are excited to launch the first event in Anne Arundel County. We

welcome all middle-school age students to submit their Civics Essays as their entry

consideration to the Civics Bee. There will be cash awards for the top three student

finalists.” said Clifton Harcum, Executive Director, Greater Crofton Chamber of

Commerce. The deadline for student essay submissions is Friday, February, 24,


All interested educators, parents, and students are invited to participate in an

informational Zoom call led by Clifton Harcum, Executive Director, Greater Crofton

Chamber of Commerce. This call will review essay guidelines, event details, and

address all questions: Tuesday, February, 7th, 6:00 pm:

● Time: Feb 7, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

● Join Zoom Meeting -

● Meeting ID: 943 2619 5755

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For more information on the essay topic, competition rules and prizes, and to submit



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