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National Civics Bee®: Maryland State Finals

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Organized in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s The Civic Trust and supported by local chambers of commerce across Maryland, the National Civics Bee®: Maryland State Finals is an annual competition that encourages middle school students from public, private, charter and home schools to engage in civics, contribute to their communities and flex their civics knowledge for a chance to win recognition and cash prizes. Learn more about the 2024 National Civics Bee competition and share this exciting opportunity with Maryland middle school educators and youth in your network.

Event Details

The Maryland Chamber Foundation will host the National Civics Bee®: Maryland State Finals competition on June 8, 2024 at Bowies State University.

Bowie State University, James E. Proctor Jr. Building
14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 | Parking Lot G

Additional event information will be shared directly with parents and guardians of our student finalists as well as with invited guests and partners.


9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.    Civics Bee finalists arrive for pre-competition meeting
9:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.    Guest check-in
10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon    National Civics Bee®: Maryland State Finals competition
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.    Lunch and prize reception open to all event attendees

Featured Guests

2024 National Civics Bee: Maryland State Finals event keynote speaker Department of Service and Civic Innovation Secretary Paul Monteiro headshot

Keynote Speaker: Secretary Paul Monteiro Jr., Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation

Governor Wes Moore nominated Monteiro to serve as Maryland's first Secretary of Service and Civic Innovation in 2023. Monteiro leads the newly created Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation which promotes service and volunteerism throughout the state, and includes Maryland Corps and Service Year Option programs.

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2024 Bee Judge: Senator Nick Charles

Member of the Maryland Senate representing District 25, Prince George's County. Former chair of the Prince George's County Delegation. Veteran of the United States Air Force.

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2024 Bee Judge: Delegate Dana M. Stein

Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 11B, Baltimore County. Serves as speaker pro tempore of the House.

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2024 Bee Judge: Tami Watkins

Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs at Comcast. She has also held positions at Maryland Business For Responsive Government, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, Deloitte, among others.

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