The Texas Citizen Bee is a statewide civic education program and competition which offers teachers and high school students (9th-12th grades) an exciting way to reach and study America’s heritage. The students will use the online “Study Guide” program created by the Bill of Rights Institute. The guide covers the U.S. Constitution, important documents, people, issues, civic values and skills, and a Bill of Rights Institute article/current events category. The “Study Guide” can be seen at www.citizenbee.org. Competitions begin with all contestants taking a timed, multiple choice written examination, which counts 65 percent of the final score. Then students compete in an oral round, in which each student answers one question from each of the categories. This round counts 35 percent of the final score. Prizes for winners at regional competitions vary and are determined by the regional coordinators. The winning student at the regional competition will be eligible to compete in the state competition held in April at the Texas Law Center in Austin. Expenses for the winning student, their teacher, and parent will be provided by the grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. To find more information about your regional coordinator and Education Service Center, please click on the 2017 TCB Contests Chart.