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June 2017 Joint Award to Three Local Leagues

Three Leagues jointly received Daniel Scharfman citizen education grant in June 2017.

The Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston Leagues received a grant to cover costs associated with their 9th Annual Civics Bee in April 2017. The event was also co-sponsored by the Sudbury Curtis Middle School Parent Organization.

The Civics Bee educates both participants and the public about how our US, state, and local governments work.  Public school middle and high school Social Science teachers supported the Bee by coaching student participants. Inter-generational teams of adults, middle school students, and high school students from the 3 towns competed to answer questions about civics.  This year, 49 total students, adults, and coaches participated. Material covered in school is reinforced and covered in more depth as students study for the Bee. Topics covered include the US Constitution, the three branches of federal government, and the three towns’ local governments.  This year the special topic was the Supreme Court, with extra questions about landmark court cases.  Questions on how to register to vote and how to vote are asked every year.

The next deadline to apply for a Scharfman grant is October 17. Information and an application form are available here.