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Craig Press: Meet the middle school Civics Bee finalists from Moffat and Routt counties

The Craig Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Colorado and U.S. chambers of commerce, will host the regional competition for the National Civics Bee from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Luttrell Barn, 411 Emerson St. in Craig.

The National Civics Bee is an initiative aimed at getting more young people engaged in civics and contributing to their communities. Middle school students from across the Yampa Valley will compete with their peers in a live quiz event and answer questions from a panel of judges, comprised of community leaders and elected officials, to test their civics knowledge.

In order to compete, students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades from Moffat and Routt counties were encouraged to submit a 500-word essay identifying an issue in the community and proposing a solution for the first part of the competition. The winners will receive prizes, including $500 cash for first place, $250 for second place, and $125 for third place. Finalists from the Craig competition will have the chance to participate in the state-level competition hosted by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce in Denver on May 19.

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