The Kentucky Chamber Foundation is participating with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and local chambers across Kentucky to host the third annual statewide civics competition. The 2023-24 National Civics Bee encourages middle school students to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. The competition, modeled on traditional spelling and geography bees, gives students the chance to win recognition and earn cash prizes by sharing ideas for improving their communities and showing their enthusiasm for civics. The winner of the National Civics Bee Kentucky State Finals will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural national championship in Fall 2024.
We are hosting the National Civics Bee Kentucky State Finals because we believe that informed and active citizens make for a strong country, a strong economy, and a strong workforce and that our continued prosperity depends on the strength of all three. Through the bee, we are promoting greater civic knowledge throughout Kentucky and celebrating our civic pride.