Arvada-area Middle School Students Compete in 2024 National Civics Bee

April 17, 2024, ARVADA, Colorado – Middle school students from Arvada-area schools competed in the 2024 National Civics Bee regional competition on April 11 at Revive Church. The event was hosted by the Arvada Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Colorado Chamber of Commerce and the Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Students competed with their peers in a live quiz event and answered questions from judges to test their civics knowledge. The top three finalists from the Arvada competition will have the chance to participate in the state-level competition hosted by the Colorado Chamber of Commerce in Denver on May 17, 2024. The winner of the National Civics Bee Colorado State Finals will then be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship on November 12, 2024.

Winners of the Arvada-area civics bee include:

  • 1st Place: Ram Y. – Drake Middle School 
  • 2nd Place: Warren M. – Bell Middle School 
  • 3rd Place: Fatima H. – DSST Green Valley Ranch Middle School

The first-place winner of the local competition received a $500 cash prize and all participants in the state competition will receive a tablet device as a prize from the Colorado Chamber. The top three winners of the state competition will receive cash prizes of $1,000 for first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third place.

The event’s emcee was Outside the Box Arvada owner Chris Spears. The Presenting Sponsor was Common Spirit Health; Technology Sponsor was Comcast; and additional sponsors included: The City of Arvada, Colorado Healthcare Advocacy Information Network (CHAIN), and The Arvada Tavern.

The judges for the event were Jansen Tidmore (President & CEO of Jeffco Economic Development Corporation), Amanda Gonzales (Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder) and Lindsey Daugherty (Colorado State Representative).

During the quiz portion, students answered 20 multiple-choice civics questions. Five students then advanced to the Essay Q&A portion, in which they summarized their submitted civics essays and answered questions from the three judges. The topics of these essays included solving homelessness, cybersecurity and scams, and communication classes to improve mental health challenges.

Click here for details on attending the state competition on May 17 at The Cable Center – Daniels Great Hall.

Click here to view all photos from the 2024 National Civics Bee in Arvada.


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