Whether a person was in school this morning or 40 years ago, paying attention to lessons about the duties of the House of Representatives or the apportionment of the Presidential Cabinet is key knowledge for every American.
This week will see local students show off their know-how in the National Civics Bee, which takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Luttrell Barn Cultural Center, 411 Emerson St.
The event is hosted by Craig Chamber of Commerce as an educational competition for middle school aged children in Moffat and Routt counties.
Lauren Hilley, a membership representative with the Craig Chamber, said the Colorado Chamber first reached out to Craig in December about hosting the bee.
Craig is among five total Chambers in the state to do so, including Buena Vista, Arvada, Pueblo and the Denver Metro area.