FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2017
Contact: Amy Starnes
Public Information Director, State Bar of Texas
(800) 204-2222, ext. 1706, or (512) 427-1706
El Paso, Hurst, Amarillo, and Carrollton students take top spots in 2017 Texas Citizen Bee
AUSTIN — Students from the Fabens, Canyon, Creekview, and Hurst-Euless-Bedford school districts earned the top four spots in the 2017 Texas Citizen Bee.
The Texas Citizen Bee is sponsored by a grant from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation and coordinated by the Law-Related Education Department of the State Bar of Texas.
Twenty high school students competed in the statewide finals of the Bee, which were held April 29 at the Texas Law Center in Austin. The competition offers high school students and their teachers an exciting way to reach and study America’s heritage. The Bee covers the U.S. Constitution, important documents, people, issues, civic values and skills, and a current events category. The competition begins with all contestants taking a timed, multiple-choice written examination. Then students compete in an oral round in which each student answers one question from each of the categories.
The top four students qualify for another level of the competition called a “Civic Conversation,” where students are given a question and documents and 30 minutes to prepare an opening statement before fielding questions on the topic.
The top four finishers, their teachers, and their prizes are listed below:
Fabens ISD, Fabens
Teacher: Raul Tarrango
Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Hurst
Teacher: Regina Swann
Canyon ISD, Amarillo
Teacher: Aaron Faver
Creekview ISD, Carrollton
Teacher: Jonathan Ray
Media Note: Photos of the winners are available upon request.
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