The National Civics Bee


The  Odessa Civics Bee is one of many 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.  Winners will be recognized in their communities and receive prizes.

Applications open November 13, 2023, and close on February 19, 2024.


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.


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

Interested In Sponsoring This Event? 

Are you interested in showcasing your company's commitment to developing active and engaged citizens? For
information about available corporate sponsorships, please contact Carla Hartwig at (432)333-7854 or email CarlaH@odessachamber.com.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors: