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Denver Gazette: Colorado civics bee crowns middle school champion who will now compete nationally

Seventeen Colorado middle schoolers sat in front of a crowd of onlookers Friday, answering a series of perplexing questions about United States civics. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in the National Civics Bee later this year.

The Colorado Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Daniels Fund, held the state’s leg of the National Civics Bee at the Cable Center at the University of Denver on Friday morning.

The competition — culminating the winners of other smaller competitions in the state — saw 17 6th, 7th and 8th grade students compete in a round of multiple-choice civics questions and then a round of pitching forward-thinking ideas to a panel of judges.

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