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Kansas State Finals of the National Civics Bee

09may2:00 pm7:30 pmKansas State Finals of the National Civics BeeSPECIAL EVENT

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Kansas State Finals of the National Civics Bee

Thursday, May 9
2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Kansas Leadership Center
325 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS

You’re invited to support Kansas middle school students competing in the first-ever Kansas State Finals of the National Civics Bee on Thursday, May 9! Modeled after traditional spelling and geography bees, this event provides a platform for students to share ideas for enhancing their communities while demonstrating their civic knowledge. Cash prizes and recognition await the student winners!

The National Civics Bee is a partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and four chambers of commerce across Kansas: Hutchinson, Overland Park, Pittsburg and Wichita. The Kansas Leadership Center is proud to host this statewide civics competition. The winner of the state finals will represent Kansas on the national stage on Tuesday, November 12!

Here’s the agenda at a glance:
2:00 p.m. – Programming on ‘Our Place in Democracy’
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Kansas State Finals of the National Civics Bee
6:30 p.m. – Networking reception

The Kansas State Finals on May 9 will include a half day of special programming sponsored by Fidelity Bank that explores “Our Place in Democracy.” There will be a poetry reading from Huascar Medina, Kansas Poet Laureate emeritus and Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow, as well as a keynote from David Adkins, former Kansas legislator and current executive director and CEO of the Council of State Governments, and staff members Chris Green and Maren Berblinger facilitate group conversation on the part we all play in shaping the civic health of our communities. In addition, community-based organizations will also be in attendance sharing ways to get involved in the neighborhood, community and civic life.


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May 9, 2024 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT(GMT-05:00)


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