Maryland Chamber Foundation to Host 12 Statewide Finalists in the 2023 National Civics Bee for Maryland

May 31, 2023

Contact: Abbi Ludwig, Director of Marketing & Communication
(410) 269-0642 x 1120

Annapolis, Md. – Middle school students from across Maryland will soon compete in the 2023 National Civics Bee statewide competition hosted by the Maryland Chamber Foundation in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and four local chambers of commerce from across the state.

Presented by Amazon, the 2023 National Civics Bee for Maryland will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. The initiative is aimed at encouraging more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities.

As part of a collaborative effort to promote civic knowledge and involvement, the Baltimore County, Greater Crofton, Howard County and Frederick County chambers of commerce all participated in the 2023 National Civics Bee initiative, each hosting local competitions that tested middle schoolers’ civic knowledge and evaluated ideas for solving problems in their communities. The top three students from each competition received cash prizes, recognition and the opportunity to advance to the state competition.

Finalists invited to participate in the statewide National Civics Bee competition for Maryland include:

From the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce:

From the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce

From the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

From the Howard County Chamber of Commerce

All participants in the state competition will receive a laptop computer as a prize from the Maryland Chamber Foundation. The top winners will receive various prizes, including $1,000 cash for the first-place student.

“We are thrilled to host the 2023 National Civics Bee for Maryland in partnership with The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and local chambers of commerce,” said Whitney B. Harmel, executive director of the Maryland Chamber Foundation and executive vice president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. “Thanks to Amazon’s support of this important initiative, we are encouraging middle schoolers to engage in civics, to become active problem solvers and to make a positive impact in their communities. We are proud to provide this opportunity for students to showcase their civic knowledge and congratulate all the finalists who have worked so hard to reach this stage.”

Participation in this event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending the competition as a member of the media, please contact Abbi Ludwig at information at 410-269-0642 (x 1120) or at


About the Maryland Chamber Foundation
Established in 1987, the Maryland Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on the research and educational objectives of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation supports research on issues important to businesses, including analyses of the Maryland economy and business climate. This research drives solutions in education, talent pipeline, and workforce development. With the goal of improving the connection between business, education and all Marylanders, the Maryland Chamber Foundation focuses on building partnerships to leverage and enhance existing programs. Learn more at





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