The Arvada Chamber of Commerce announced on Feb. 1 that it would be hosting the regional portion of the National Civics Bee for Jefferson County this spring, the first time the humanities competition has been held in Colorado.
The competition is open to any middle schooler (6th to 8th grade) in Jefferson County, including students from public, private and charter schools. The competition features two portions; an essay contest that will yield 20 finalists to compete in a live quiz competition. The top three finishers of the regional quiz competition will compete a statewide championship round.
The National Civics Bee is run by the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This year’s Colorado pilot program will be evaluated in order to plan future iterations of the competition in the Centennial State.