Civics Bee Competition

The National Civics Bee is coming to Brownsville on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Brownsville Events Center! Join us to share your support and cheer on finalists as they compete for national acclaim and cash prizes!
About the Bee:
The Brownsville Civics Bee is one of six inaugural National Civics Bee competitions promoted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Over 400 local middle school students participated in a first-round essay competition sharing their ideas on how to use civics to solve a problem in our community. Judges selected the top 10 student essays to advance to the final round: a live quiz event that will test student’s civics knowledge.
Students will be competing to be the named the FIRST Brownsville #NationalCivicsBee champion! Each finalist will receive a trophy. In addition:
First Place: $2,000 cash prize
Second Place: $1,000 cash prize
Third Place: $500 cash prize
Meet the Finalists:
– Dayanna Rodriguez Ceja, IDEA Owassa
– Kate Aleman, Stillman Middle School
– Jared Calderon, South Texas Preparatory Academy
– Seanah Mireles, IDEA San Benito
– Christopher Zendejas, Oliveira Middle School
– Susan Perez, Faulk Middle School
Meet the Judges:
– Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., District 27
– Noel Bernal, City Manager, City of Brownsville
– Aaron Cox, Executive Director, American Cancer Society
Showing Community Support:
Small businesses and local organizations will be present showcasing their products and services to the local community.
Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors:
– City of Brownsville
– Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
– International Bank of Commerce
– Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
– Main Event
– Raise Your Hand Texas
The National Civics Bee is presented by the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Brownsville Events Center
1 Event Center,
Brownsville, TX 78526
Free & open to the community!


May 11 2022


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Brownsville Events Center


Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
(956) 542-4341