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Calling all middle school students!
Share your ideas and flex your civics knowledge in the National Civics Bee.

About the Bee

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to host a first-of-its-kind civics competition that encourages young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. Participating 6th, 7th and 8th graders will flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. 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 Oklahoma with an idea about using civics to improve their community may review the rules and submit an essay application on this page: Essay Portal

The application opens November 13, 2023, and closes on February 19, 2024.

Additional Info

Why Civics?

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is participating in the National Civics Bee 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 in Oklahoma and celebrating our civic pride.

Live Event Info

April 10th, From 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (noon)
Albert Johnson Sr. Conference Center
91 NE Maine St. Lawton, OK 73507
Cash Prizes (See flyer)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in showcasing your company’s commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact 580-355-3541 and ask for Melissa.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact 580-355-3541.