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  • Join us for the 2024 National Civics Bee!

  • The Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is once again partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host the local competition for the National Civics Bee!

    The competition encourages area middle school students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participants will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes in Early 2024.

    Local finalists will advance to the Ohio State Civics Bee in Summer 2024, while State Finalists will be invited to Washington, DC to compete in the inaugural National Civics Bee national championship in Fall 2024.

    How To Enter:

    Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student residing in Ohio with an idea about using civics to improve their community may compete in the Civics Bee. The Local Civics Bee, hosted by the Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce, will take place Early 2024 at Ohio University Lancaster. 

    The Civics Bee essay portal will open Monday, November 13, 2023, and closes Monday, January 22, 2024. Information for students, parents, and teachers can be found HERE.

    When you're ready, click HERE to begin submitting your essay!

    Become a Sponsor!

    Members of the Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce can show their support for area schools and our students by becoming a sponsor of the Local Civics Bee competition. For information about available sponsorship opportunities, contact Member Services Director Cheryl Barber at cheryl@lancoc.org or by calling 740-653-8251

  • 2023 Local Civics Bee Finalists:

    1st Place:
    Keelyn Blind
    General Sherman Junior High
    Ohio Civics Bee - 3rd Overall

    2nd Place:
    Elizaveta Maliguina
    General Sherman Junior High
    Ohio Civics Bee - Top-6 Finalist

    3rd Place:
    Dylan Meadows
    Bern Union Middle School
    Ohio Civics Bee - Top-6 Finalist