National Civics Bee

April 15, 2023

The National Civics Bee is presented by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

$500 cash price – Local State First Place.
$1,000 cash prize – State First Place.
Each finalist receives a certificate.

About the Bee

The Odessa Civics Bee is one of many pilot National Civics Bee competitions promoted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. At least 1,000 local middle school students will participate in a first-round essay competition. Judges will select 20 to go to the final round: a live quiz event testing civics knowledge, held at UT Permian Basin on Saturday, April 15th at 9:30AM. Winners will be recognized in their communities and receive prizes.

Why Civics?

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. The National Civics Bee is a way to promote greater civics knowledge and civic participation across the country, and to energize our community with a celebration of civic pride.

Thank You to Our Partner & Sponsor

2023 Civics Bee Winners

1st Place Winner – $500

Vasty Urias
8th Grade – Adinvita Private School

2nd Place Winner – $250

Alina Ahmad
8th Grade – Harmony Science Academy

3rd Place Winner – $125

Elijah Munoz
7th Grade – St. John’s Episcopal School

4th Place – $50 Cinergy Gift Card

Moyinoluwa “Precious” Omotoye
8th Grade – Harmony Science Academy

5th Place $50 Cinergy Gift Card

Zoey Tijerina
6th Grade – Adinvita Private School